During the 2020 NBA All-Star draft, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley jokingly trolled Houston Rockets guard James Harden.
In case you missed what happened, Barkley asked Giannis if he wanted to draft “the dribbler,” referencing Harden. The reigning MVP responded by saying he wanted someone who passes the ball.
Giannis and Charles Barkley out here just roasting James Harden on National TV like it’s nothing pic.twitter.com/WY1GuCrZ8V
— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) February 7, 2020
As everyone knows, Harden is one of the most ball-dominant players in NBA history. The Rockets star has firmly established himself as one of the top scorers this league has ever seen, but his style of play isn’t for everyone.
Harden and Giannis don’t have a rivalry, but Harden said a few times this past summer he should have won the MVP award over The Greek Freak last season.
Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA last season. The now four-time All-Star averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists.
Harden, meanwhile, put up 36.1 points per game and scored at least 30 points in 32 straight games at one point in the season. He also scored at least 50 points nine times and guided the Rockets to 53 wins in the rugged Western Conference.
Both Giannis and Harden are in the MVP running again this season. Once again, though, Giannis has a big lead over Harden since the Bucks have the best record in the NBA once more.
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