NBA Twitter compares James Harden to LeBron James after having botched a defensive possession on the fast-break against Pistons.
James Harden hasn’t been himself since the start of the 2021-22 NBA season and there’s two glaring reasons as to why this is the case, with a third one potentially at play. The first of course, is the fact that the league has gone stringent with their foul-calling, swallowing their whistle on plays that would grant Harden at least 10 free throws a game.
The second would most probably be his strained hamstring, that dates back to the Milwaukee series in last season’s Playoffs. It could still not be a 100% healed at the moment. The third reason, which may or may not be true, could be that James Harden is reaching the tail-end of his prime.
of the ball. What’s particularly bad about this possession is his incredible lac of effort on the defensive end, leading to a wide open dunk from Saddiq.
NBA Twitter of course, had a few choice words for James Harden following this perplexing possession from him.