Shaq lays into James Harden on Inside The NBA.
[–]76ers DontBeAcunt_ 86 指標 14小時前
Shaq is always speaking facts
[–][NBA] Hakeem Olajuwon johnfcknallen 6294 指標 13小時前
Man if Harden is a big man, Shaq would curse Harden's whole family lmao
[–]Spurs LurkerFlash 47 指標 10小時前
Dude came prepared with numbers!
[–]Timberwolves stallion_funk 254 指標 11小時前
Shaq is at his best when someone obviously deserves to be roasted
[–][MIA] Dwyane Wade not_a_bot__ 157 指標 10小時前
Shaq even roasted himself a bit to make the point, that’s rare.
[–]Warriors carrot_cockalorum 34 指標 7小時前
That's how you know he ain't bullshittin'
[–]Warriors papoluca12 6633 指標 13小時前*3
Damn he ate him up and I don’t particularly disagree with it. People are too cool with the way superstars force themselves off teams when things don’t go their way. They did a lot for Harden in Houston to make it work for him. He’s a malcontent. This is probably the first time they didn’t give in to his request and he threw a tantrum and his teammates under the bus.
[–]LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO101 2589 指標 13小時前*
Harden’s case was above and beyond pretty much anything we’ve seen in recent times to be fair (Kawhi the only other one in the same realm for me). Honestly disgraceful way to force your way off a team. I’ve never liked Harden’s style of play but my dislike for him was always strictly on the court (while also acknowledging that he’s a top 2 scorer of the generation). These last few months have really soured my view of him overall. Partying during a pandemic instead of reporting to camp, coming to camp way overweight, and shitting on your teammates publicly. The PR hit he will take if they don’t win a chip will be big
[–]Warriors HappyCrabDay 236 指標 12小時前
I'd argue he did give that team his all, except for this season. Anybody remember that stretch where he averaged like 50 PPG and carried the Rockets to a good record when all his other teammates were injured?
In the end, though, Harden's behavior got him what he wanted, and he was traded to a super team with KD and Kyrie, so one could ask why wouldn't he have done what he did. The Rockets fans still love and respect him, and even if the team hates him, they've got to clench their teeth at fear of alienating their fans and other players, as evidenced by the video the team just released wishing him the best.
Anyway, if the Nets end up doing well, nobody will remember or care what Harden did a month from now, just like they forgot about what AD, Jimmy Butler, and Kawhi did.
[–][GSW] Stephen Curry FLUSH_THE_TRUMP 3150 指標 12小時前
Are the Nets gonna implode if they don’t win this year?
[–]vlad_thegod 92 指標 11小時前
I don’t like the Nets nor Harden but I wanna see Nash succeed so hopefully they don’t
[–][POR] Brandon Roy sixseven89 2812 指標 12小時前
if they miss the Finals they definitely will.
[–]Zorion_15 2524 指標 11小時前
Please let this be the second coming of the Clippers. I need the memes
[–]Warriors ssj2ness 50 指標 11小時前
Lol, it's gonna be outrageous
[–]Knicks CypressM 37 指標 11小時前
I can already imagine the amount toxicity Knicks fans would throw lmaoo
[–]Lakers MelonElbows 282 指標 11小時前
Nah, they got 2 years for this experiment. Even if they lose this year, they still retool because they have no other choice
[–]76ers TheOutsider1783 213 指標 11小時前
I think that if they lose in the Finals they may have a year 2. If they get eliminated before that then it is over. Harden and KD may be fine when it comes to chemistry but Kyrie is not. I don't know what that relationship is like but I know he keeps switching teams and the drama always follows. Kyrie will fuck it up if they don't make the finals and he may even fuck it up if they do.
[–]76ers justchill76 57 指標 11小時前
My money would be on before the reach the playoffs. Some shit is going to go sour in that locker room.
[–]Lakers MelonElbows 87 指標 11小時前
I wouldn't be surprised if he does something weird to mess up chemistry. I guess we'll find out in a few months
[–]Lakers what_up_big_fella 103 指標 10小時前
Isn't he AWOL as we speak?
[–][GSW] Andre Iguodala Gallardo147 65 指標 10小時前
It’s embarrassing honestly
[–]Raptors Durantye 33 指標 10小時前
Just a few months ago people were starting to view him in a new light, how does this guy manage to turn everyone against him that efficiently?
[–][TOR] DeMar DeRozan jly911 31 指標 9小時前
I been a long time Kyrie fan. Thinking of him as misunderstood and maybe a little out of touch with reality, but I don't even know what to say. Like just do your job bro...
[–]Lakers MelonElbows 38 指標 8小時前
I would pay actual money for some reporter to ask him if KD's been like a father figure to him. Like, real money
[–]Timberwolves frozensalad 54 指標 10小時前
Right before the playoffs he's gonna say that TV antenna frequencies are melting the polar ice caps, and then refuse to play if the games are televised.
[–]nasadiya_sukta 54 指標 10小時前
"Polar"? Dude doesn't believe in the north and south poles :-)
[–]Raptors BriefAdvancement 397 指標 11小時前
Even if they win, I think they implode. They need a whole gang of therapists and sports psychologists to handle the shit they have now.
[–][GSW] Stephen Curry FLUSH_THE_TRUMP 114 指標 11小時前
It’s quite the collection of talent, but also ego. I don’t see who’s going to be the reasonable glue guy. Kyrie?
[–]Thunder IWillKarateKickYou 88 指標 11小時前
Kyrie: "This dude with man boobs has the ball more than me i quit!"
[–]Hornets Jek_Porkinz 40 指標 9小時前
Hi I’m from the future and this happened
[–]Lakers Mibientus 597 指標 13小時前
Preach big man!
[–]Tampa Bay Raptors Raptors2017champs 502 指標 13小時前
Shaq DESTROYED Harden's bullshit with FACTS and LOGIC, unironically.
[–][MIA] Udonis Haslem _Antonius 187 指標 13小時前
Shaq was like that in Orlando and Miami
[–]NBA jayswfitness 154 指標 13小時前
he acknowledged it and said he was the same way
[–]Heat radilrouge 324 指標 13小時前
If they offered the money he would have stayed on the Magic
[–]prochthrowaway 206 指標 13小時前
Yeah, not fair to really bring up Orlando. Completely different situations.
[–]JP200214 2685 指標 13小時前
r/nba loves shaq again
[–]Nets creative_i_am_not 102 指標 12小時前
This actually was a fair take
[–]Tampa Bay Raptors NorthernBaskets 739 指標 12小時前
Shaq is insecure and lashes out. That is really my only issue with him. When he isn't needlessly defending his legacy (which no serious person questions, unless they're goofing on him), he's actually pretty funny and knows a thing or two about basketball
[–]NBA Snatch-Daddy 740 指標 13小時前
Shaq can be outlandish sometimes but I honestly respect that he's able to admit he was a diva and use it to give perspective to others. He's spot on here and as he says he lived the part so he definitely understands.
[–]Lakers Radiocureee 199 指標 10小時前
Absofuckinlutely. Shaq straight up saying he knows cause he did it.
[–]Cavaliers Kgb725 48 指標 9小時前
Shaq is one of the few to understand its the nba but its also still business.
[–]Bucks ahaddad321 100 指標 10小時前
Also Shaq earned his right to be a diva. MVP, scoring champ, 3x finals mvp, 4x champ. Harden is good but he doesn’t have the credibility to back himself up like Shaq does. When Shaq was in his prime, he was THE guy. Harden might be a legendary scorer, but if you can’t win it’s hard to call yourself THE guy.
[–]keanexs 22 指標 7小時前
Shaq is also tougher on himself than probably many others. He's admitted he could have been significantly better if he tried harder.
[–][TOR] DeMar DeRozan KPIH 1160 指標 13小時前*
If you're the man, you got to act like a man
[–]Wizards acosmichippo 162 指標 13小時前*
in terms harden can understand.
[–]Cavaliers Former_Strike 352 指標 12小時前
The stripper that can climb the pole the highest makes the most . I hope that helps Harden understand.
[–]Raptors AWildFridge 103 指標 11小時前
Bro are you shakespeare
[–]Thunder Brooklynfool 204 指標 13小時前
Damn Harden why you get Shaq so mad
[–]Nuggets mags87 116 指標 10小時前
Harden disrespected the players on that team hard. He basically said this team is now garbage and its not my fault at all when he didn't even put in effort this year.
Shaq see's this as whining and not taking any blame for the state the team is in despite the fact they provided him everything he asked for. They gave him everything he wanted and when it was his turn to deliver in elimination games, he was 1-4 in the previous 5.
[–]Pengweeno87 213 指標 13小時前
This is why I don't understand the Harden worship. Harden has gotten the things he's asked for. Yes he has had insane competition but he also has glaring flaws in his own game that he doesn't seem to want to address. Scoring isn't the only thing that matters in a team game. Harden needs to prove he's worthy of being considered a top 3 or 4 player and I don't think he has.
[–]Knicks bushraptor 19 指標 11小時前*
Just say you hate harden and move on ...I’ve never seen a star get more hate . Did AD get this hate for not winning with the Pelicans
[–]Lakers JimmyB3574 109 指標 12小時前
Why do people act like scoring is the only thing harden does? Dude is one of the best playmakers in the league and even has an assist title to show for it.
[–]Timberwolves DuBakElite 34 指標 11小時前
The fact that the post you replied to was so highly upvoted is telling. A lot of posters here don’t actually know basketball lol
[–]Thunder treemeista 32 指標 11小時前
Because people let their hate for players blind them from how good they are at basketball. Happens all the time.
[–]Supersonics nekoken04 8 指標 10小時前
Eh, I'm not a Harden fan but the dude has fixed the worst flaws in his game. He isn't awful on defense anymore. He can pass and does, 2016-17 assist leader. I don't like the iso play but he is one of the top 3 or 4 players in the NBA when he's in shape and motivated.
[–]Celtics TheKingOfTCGames 149 指標 12小時前
His offense is basically as much as you can ask for out of a player that is still human.
and he has worked on his defense since his windmill days.
[–][LAL] Nick Van Exel Dodgerblue15 63 指標 11小時前
No. His offense isn’t all that you can ask for. He doesn’t do anything when he doesn’t have the ball. He is a zero threat. Watch Lebron, Jimmy Butler, Curry. They may take some offensive plays off or play decoy. But they are also still vital pieces of the offense when they don’t have the ball. This is what drove Chris Paul crazy. Harden literally just stands around the perimeter if he doesn’t have the ball. Anyway, we shall see how Hardens lack of off ball movement works with Kyrie and Durant. Or, if he learns how to play off ball. The dude has all the tools.
[–]Rockets byRockets 34 指標 11小時前
Lol he’s not a complete zero what, he can shoot the ball and always commands a defender. The only time he’s even played with a good second option was 2018 Paul and they practically had the ring secured. Now that he’s not asked to score 35 a night he can use more energy there, you’re overstating it
[–]knight4 198 指標 13小時前
Seriously. Is it a coincidence that literally everyone (GM, entire coaching staff) and every player except Tucker and Gordon (who they are aggressively trying to trade) has gotten out and gotten out quick? People just want to get the fuck away from Fertitta.
[–]Rockets 2nd2last 137 指標 12小時前
Worse yet, everyone on this sub admits that Tilman is a historically bad owner and in two years, took a 65 win team to this .
AND STILL, blame Harden for wanting out.
[–]Rockets optimistic_autist 67 指標 11小時前
I don’t blame harden for wanting out. Hell I’d want out too. It’s just the way he pushed his way out that I don’t like. Absolutely no reason to shit on teammates and bring down everyone else in the process.
Yeah Tillman is a joke and ruined this team, but harden could’ve at least been professional about asking for a trade. Especially for a team/city that’s put him on a pedestal for the past 8 years
[–]New Jersey Nets cgor 18 指標 9小時前
He did. Their response was “we’re willing to get uncomfortable,” so it did.