Where would the Houston Rockets be without superstar guard James Harden? Probably nowhere near the Western Conference playoff picture, but that apparently doesn’t mean that Harden is the most beloved player in the Rockets’ locker room.
According to a recent report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN, some of Harden’s Rockets teammates aren’t too fond of the All-Star guard.
“Some of these guys do not like James Harden,” Windhorst said. “Some were like well he gets every call from the refs…”
Harden, who has become one of the best offensive players of this generation over the course of the last few seasons, continues to encounter criticism despite playing at quite a high level.
“I’m not a fan of in terms of winning championships, I don’t think that style is ever going to win championships,” Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant recently told the crew of ESPN’s “The Jump.”
After spending three seasons as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Harden came over to the Rockets which has allowed him to become the best players in the league.
In 54 games this season, the 29-year-old Harden is currently averaging a whopping 36.6 points per game. While playing 37.4 minutes per outing, the veteran guard is also producing an impressive 7.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds this 2018-19 campaign.
Harden has notably scored at least 30 points in 31 consecutive games, which has not really allowed his Rockets teammates to handle the basketball very much. Could this be the root of all the alleged animosity?