Do you think James Harden will get a pass for quitting on Houston Rockets if he wins a Championship like Kawhi?

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Re: Do you think James Harden will get a pass for quitting on Houston Rockets if he wins a Championship like Kawhi? 

Post#21 » by Dupp » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:59 pm

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Post#22 » by Bornstellar » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:00 pm

At least Harden didn't drag his teams name through the mud trying to make up fake injury diagnosis BS and sully the reputation of the franchise for a bit. Harden also didn't kill his trade value by saying he'd only play with one team.

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Post#23 » by Case2012 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:09 am

None of these dudes get a pass. **** them all.
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Post#24 » by r0drig0lac » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:22 am

theonlyclutch wrote:AD's image looks just fine after his crew basically forced NOP to deal him to the Lakers just in 2019...

Harden's gonna be fine if the trade brings a ring to the nets, remember all that "playoff choker" ish also washes off real nice with a ring in hand.
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Post#25 » by narmerguy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:44 am

dans1230 wrote:His former Rocket teammates are clapping back at him a bit in public, thats kinda rare. I know same thing happened to Kawhi, but Kawhi went to Toronto and lead them to a championship. Harden wont be leading them, he will be following Durant. I think Harden has damaged his reputation quite a bit here.


His reputation is fine, Harden knows that NBA fans/commentators have decided that rings matter above everything else. As long as he puts up great numbers in the playoffs, he'll get credit for winning a ring and how he gets there will be lost. It's an inevitable product of the myopic way we analyze players' legacies.
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Post#26 » by halifax » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:46 am

asterisk season. don't forget that.
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Post#27 » by RxMidnight » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:12 am

Harden hasn't done anything remotely close to what Kawhi did. Sure James said some not nice things about the Rockets to the media, but he's still out there playing 36 minutes a game.
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Post#28 » by Raps in 4 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:14 am

He gave it his all in Houston for 8 years. I don't see any issue with him bailing at this stage of his career as he only has a few productive years left to try and win a title. Houston had ample opportunity to win a title with him but failed (except in 2018, but then they got unlucky with injuries).
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Re: Do you think James Harden will get a pass for quitting on Houston Rockets if he wins a Championship like Kawhi? 

Post#29 » by Mk0 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:44 am

MDA left, Morey left and his new(ish) owner sucks.

They tried to retool around him and did a decent job, but he made it clear during the offseason he was over it.

His relationships with Dwight, CP3 and Russ are all well documented. His affect on the culture in Houston was known. He was still an automatic playoff berth in the West and a perennial MVP contender.

It ended about as well as a divorce like this can end.
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Post#32 » by NuggetsWY » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:37 am

Harden fans will give him a pass - no matter what.
Nets fans will give him a pass - if the Nets make the NBA finals and aren't swept.
Rockets fans will give him a pass - when pigs fly.
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Post#33 » by TheHardenChoke » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:44 am

Marvin Martian wrote:Harden didn't quit on the Rockets. The Rockets quit on him


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Post#34 » by kingr » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:46 am

Harden 'quit' for like what, 10 games? Later on, those 10 games will be forgotten.
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Post#35 » by Catchall » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:10 am

theforumblue wrote:as bad as harden has been, it's not even close to what kawhi did.


It's more like what AD did in NOLA.
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Post#36 » by Winsome Gerbil » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:28 am

He won't from me, but then again I never forgave Kawhi either and think a lot of you have been far too eager to hump the leg of a play when he feels like it quietly self-centered prima donna who skips out on teammates whenever his tool of an uncle says jump. The pussy...cat generation of players.
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Post#37 » by Winsome Gerbil » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:34 am

Raps in 4 wrote:He gave it his all in Houston for 8 years. I don't see any issue with him bailing at this stage of his career as he only has a few productive years left to try and win a title. Houston had ample opportunity to win a title with him but failed (except in 2018, but then they got unlucky with injuries).


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Honors befitting players who gut it out for your fans and your franchise, and earn a permanent place in their hearts. Hakeem belongs to a time and place, not just a random strip club in whatever city he is in tonight.

You know how many seasons it took for Hakeem to finally win his first title in Houston? 10.
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Re: Do you think James Harden will get a pass for quitting on Houston Rockets if he wins a Championship like Kawhi? 

Post#38 » by jwise44 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:40 am

I don’t think I’m in the minority in Houston fans in Wanting James to get a championship. He made Houston relevant again. He left on a bad note, but god he was good for us and brought us good years.

That said I want him to win this year then they implode and all the Brooklyn picks are high
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Post#39 » by jwise44 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:43 am

NuggetsWY wrote:Harden fans will give him a pass - no matter what.
Nets fans will give him a pass - if the Nets make the NBA finals and aren't swept.
Rockets fans will give him a pass - when pigs fly.

I’m not as mad at him...it’s just how the league is now, it sucks, but with Tillman he wasn’t going to win and now the thing to do is request out if you aren’t going to win

Dude gave us some good times

I’m mad now, but I still love what he did for us
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Re: Do you think James Harden will get a pass for quitting on Houston Rockets if he wins a Championship like Kawhi? 

Post#40 » by Metallikid » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:05 am

His reputation has taken a big hit with all this, but if they do win a ring as time goes by it will be less and less of a toll.

So yeah, If the Nets win a title a lot of people will ignore what he did and he will improve in all-time rankings.

If he wins FMVP on the other hand, then he's really going to do something for his legacy.
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