Houston Rockets superstar shooting guard James Harden is one of the best scorers of all time and a future Hall of Famer.

However, as is the case with many All-Stars in their prime, Harden isn't very receptive to criticism from his teammates.

According to The Athletic, Harden struggles with being held accountable by his teammates, even if he's getting criticized by a close friend such as Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook.

A large chunk of the angst, however, stems from a lack of accountability, sources said. During the January locker room meeting following a home loss to Portland, Westbrook, who was leading the meeting, went around the room indicating what was wrong and what each player needed to do to fix the losing streak, starting with himself, sources said. When it came to Harden, however, he wasn’t as receptive to criticism as other teammates, sources said.

Dwight Howard and Chris Paul had issues with James Harden during their time on the Rockets. Now, it appears Russell Westbrook is in the same boat as Howard and Paul, as he's reportedly asked for a trade out of Houston after just one season in Clutch City.

In 2019-20, Harden once again led the NBA in scoring. He averaged 34.3 points per game and guided the Rockets to the second round of the playoffs, where Houston fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.

If Westbrook does in fact get traded from the Rockets, it's going to be fascinating to see who Harden's next partner in crime will be.