Looks like Houston Rockets’ James Harden knows it all. After dumping reality TV star Khloe Kardashian over Christmas, it seems Harden has acquired an ‘I know it all’ phase.
A few days back Golden State Warriors All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson was asked to name the NBA’s best player at each of the five traditional positions and he named Harden as worthy candidate too. But looks like Harden is far from impressed.
Thompson nominated himself as the best at shooting position, citing his confidence in himself and the Warriors’ historic record as primary factors. Apart from Harden, he also voted Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler as worthy candidates.
“I’m going to go with myself,” Thompson told the Bay Area News Group reports Houston Chronicle. “We’re 26-1,” he further added.
But when Harden was asked about Thompson’s shooting guard hierarchy, he was less than impressed and instead brushed off the claim, reports Houston Chronicle.
“People are going to talk,” Harden said. “Just let them talk and do whatever they’re going to do. Whatever gets them excited and whatever gives them that confidence to want to talk, just go ahead and do it. But we really know what’s going on.”
On being asked if Thompson’s comments would lead to any motivation ahead of their game in Houston on Thursday, Harden flatly refused and said, “No”.
Looks like Harden is sure of his game and is in no mood to entertain other people’s comments on him. He sure knows his worth and why not. He has already led the Rockets to the No. 2 seed and to the Western Conference Finals last season, challenging even Stephen Curry for the MVP award (and winning the player’s awards version of it).
Harden no doubt has dropped off a bit this season, both efficiency-wise and as a defender, but he is still NBA’s best shooting guard.
Meanwhile, State Warriors has lost the match against Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday in the wake of Curry’s injury who had been ruled out of the game following an MRI scan that revealed that he has suffered a bruised lower left leg. It was Golden State’s biggest loss in almost three years.