There Were A Lot Of Buzzer Beaters In the NBA Tonight

Look, the NBA season is too damn long. Even I, an NBA junkie that watches at least 200 games a year, can see that. Too many teams are tanking, too many teams are on energy crippling back-to-backs, and too many teams have injuries to fully showcase 82 games of high-quality basketball. Among the numerous proposals for… » 12/18/14 2:15am 12/18/14 2:15am

James Harden Isn't Godawful At Defense, But The GIFs Are Still Funny

The GIF above showcases objectively fucking awful defense by James Harden against the Knicks last night. He makes absolutely no effort to prevent Shane Larkin from dribbling by him, he doesn't try and steal the ball, he doesn't foul Shane Larkin to stop the play, he doesn't drop back and try to turn a three-on-one… » 11/25/14 8:30am 11/25/14 8:30am

Here's James Harden Falling Off A Segway

James Harden has become an easy internet target of late. His shitty defense even sparked this filthy burn from Ty Lawson. But Harden's attempt to look cool on a segway in Barcelona may take the cake. The fact that he's riding a segway, his subsequent fall, and the lengthy repair session needed for him to zoom down the… » 9/09/14 4:35pm 9/09/14 4:35pm

Game Of Telephone Unfairly Paints Howard And Harden As Bad Teammates

So, what's to blame for a totally innocuous comment by Rockets big man Donatas Motiejunas getting blown up and passed down the grapevine as incriminating evidence that Dwight Howard and James Harden are aloof and alienate the rest of their teammates? Laziness, or malice, or just a really slow news day when something » 8/08/14 5:16pm 8/08/14 5:16pm

James Harden Shakes Austin Rivers Right Out Of The Arena

The next time this happens, Austin Rivers should probably just accept his fate and hit the ground. Stumbling backwards and then throwing up his hands as if it was someone else's fault that James Harden jellied his legs wasn't really a good look. There's no defensive rotation that can save you in that situation, Austin. » 1/16/14 10:29am 1/16/14 10:29am

James Harden Really Didn't Feel Like Playing Defense Again Last Night

James Harden scored 35 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out five assists in the Rockets' one-point loss to the Lakers. On Monday, Harden played defense like a hungover rec-leaguer. This time, he progressed all the way to indifferent spectator. It's the type of skill that just doesn't show up on a stat sheet. » 11/08/13 1:30pm 11/08/13 1:30pm

Houston, You Have A Problem Child: Dwight Howard Is A Rocket

Dwight Howard consummated his long dalliances with the Rockets late yesterday, giving Houston one of the stranger tripartites in the league. You have the hyped-beyond-his-abilities Jeremy Lin, and the former third option James Harden coming off a 26 ppg season — and now Howard, seven feet of shoulders and 240 pounds… » 7/06/13 12:33pm 7/06/13 12:33pm

The Grizzlies Are About To Grizz Past The OKC Kevin Durants

Oklahoma City is looking suspiciously like a team that is going to lose a second-round series. Kevin Durant posted 25 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, while Serge Ibaka chipped in 13 points, 10 boards and 4 blocks. And still Memphis ground out an 87-81 win for a 2-1 series lead on an afternoon when both… » 5/11/13 8:18pm 5/11/13 8:18pm

Kevin Durant Finds That Life Without Russell Westbrook Isn't Much Fun

Comebacks from a 3-0 deficit have been done in hockey, and in baseball, but never in the NBA. It makes sense; those first two sports put an inordinate amount of weight on one person, a goaltender or a pitcher. But basketball is ostensibly the same starting five every night—except when it's not. Houston handled the… » 5/02/13 8:54am 5/02/13 8:54am

James Harden Sinks Half-Court Buzzer-Beater

As time ticked away in the third quarter of Oklahoma City-Houston, Russell Westbrook was hanging on for the last shot of the period and finally drove to the basket with about seven seconds left. He promptly lost the ball, which wound up in former teammate James Harden's hands with three seconds left. Harden took it… » 2/20/13 10:21pm 2/20/13 10:21pm