James Harden Rumors

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James Harden
James Harden
Position: G
Born: 08/26/89
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $26,540,100
Malone’s attorney, George Farah, said Tuesday he delayed adding Harden to the suit out of respect to the Rockets while their season was under way. Attorney Hardin, however, said Malone’s attorneys on several occasions inquired about taking Harden’s deposition during the regular season. “This note of love for the Rockets doesn’t play very well when you find out they tried to take his deposition during the season,” Hardin said.
That suit was filed by Moses Malone Jr today according to his attorney George Farah. It alleges Harden paid a group of people $20,000 in cash to attack and rob Malone at V-Live strip club last year. The lawsuit says Harden was angry because Malone wrote a Facebook post criticizing the star player for charging children for his basketball camp. Several people connected to the assault have already been charged criminally.
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said he will rethink whether James Harden needs more rest during the regular season after the All-Star’s poor performance at the end of Houston’s Western Conference semifinals series. D’Antoni, describing himself as “shell-shocked” the day after Houston’s season ended with a 39-point home loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6, acknowledged after Friday’s exit interviews that fatigue could have factored into Harden’s poor finish.
2 weeks ago via ESPN
Pull up data on NBA.com, and you’ll see that Harden dragged along at a snail’s pace in Game 6 with an average speed of 3.36 miles per hour. That was the slowest of any player who played at least 10 minutes in the game. Overall, Harden has seen his average speed fall from 3.68 in the regular season to 3.53 in the postseason. But LeBron James had maintained his speed at 3.75, despite six straight NBA Finals. It gets worse, the next slowest guy, Eric Gordon, registered 3.97 miles per hour, according to the player tracking data, which means that Harden was moving 50 feet per minute slower than the next slowest guy. Consider the tickling fact that Jonathon Simmons could have laid down for six straight minutes on the floor, and he still would have covered more ground than Harden in equal minutes.
2 weeks ago via ESPN