The Men Who Ruined James Harden's Career and Forced The Houston Rockets To Rebuild

Sep 13, 2020
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  • Did you say Mark jackson would add depth to the offense ? Seriously???????

    firstname lastnamefirstname lastnameHour ago
  • Houston has a problem..The need got give westbrook to the washington wizards

    David DRDavid DR6 hours ago
  • I used to want westbrook to okay for my lakers oh boy did we get lucky we didn’t trade for him he’s a cancer for a team tbh I used to really like him he’s not a good leader or even player he’s okay

    GarciaVGarciaV7 hours ago
  • Who is this guy Robert C9vingtons cousin? Covington isnt a 3 and D guy. Thats Jeremy Grant. He is more of a 3 pt shooter with limited defens8ve range who cant guard smaller players on the perimeter.

    Joe RogersJoe Rogers9 hours ago
  • I mean when Harden is the sole reason your team consistently makes it to the playoffs, can you really blame him if you don't win? Without him, you wouldn't even be close to being there... I honestly think trading CP3 was a mistake, especially for Westbrook. Him, and Harden can't play on the same team I think. You need synergy. Get a defensive player with Harden. Maybe have CP3, Harden, and a decent defender, that's a WCF team at the very least, if not a finals team, depending on who you're facing. Right now, take Westbrook away, and get a star defender, and you'll make it to the WCF. Also, stop playing small ball. Not unless every single player can rain buckets from behind the line.

    Nawaf The FearBrakerNawaf The FearBraker10 hours ago
  • They need a CENTER

    chonbreh01chonbreh0113 hours ago
  • Lmao all the stars you named (other than harden) left those teams and those teams fell apart after. Shaq left lakers got nothing for him. Lebron left the heat got nothing for him. MJ left and the bulls got nothing for him. If the stars want something they get it most times.

    the Black JOKERthe Black JOKER17 hours ago
  • One of the biggest problems with the Rocket's offense is that both Harden and Westbrook do not play well off the ball. They both are ball dominant and need to have the ball to create their offense (and be effective). Westbrook is not a good match because he is horrible at shooting behind the arc to create any threat to the perimeter defense. As Westbrook ages, his athleticism has already started to decline. Players like Westbrook will decrease tremendous value as athleticism doesn't keep up with their court-intelligence. It's also hard to trade Harden because of the kind of basketball style he thrives on. Other teams are very well aware of what Harden brings, and what he doesn't bring.

    Wey CoolWey Cool20 hours ago
  • Lol I’m happy if I was making 500,000 for just sitting on the bench 😂

    SirJoelSirJoel21 hour ago
  • trading clint and cp3 is such a waste, 2018 was the year where they'll likely to win a championship. so called "title contenders" but chris paul got injured, they should've kept everyone in place instead and try again next year, i dont fucking know why they traded him with Westbrook, obviously Chris played much more better in okc which lead them to game 7 which Westbrook cant even do in the past years. for harden i think he needs a new team if he wanna go for that ring. im a harden fan btw

    Patrick PejiPatrick Peji22 hours ago
  • Capella and Ariza and cp3 agree

    kingdramanyzkingdramanyz22 hours ago
  • james harden suks.......... he no good...... we no this

    carl taylorcarl taylorDay ago
    • carl taylor nah James harden is good

      Teo DestroyerTeo Destroyer23 hours ago
  • I know you're trying to make a point but Jordan never wanted Phil gone for any reason and it was actually the complete opposite in Chicago. I don't know how many times I've heard MJ say he'll play for nobody else but Phil during the second three-peat. I agree with the video about D'antoni being trash. Dude is like a cancer that somehow impresses lazy ass GM's. Hiring D'antoni is like lighting a fuse and all fans can do is sit back and watch their team die out. When Jim Buss hired D'Antoni over Phil, it exposed him for being a lazy spoon-fed son who had no business running the franchise. What's crazy is even after blowing up the Rockets and all his history, some team in the future will hire him again... lol, you go ahead and like that fuse, I'm sure the next time will be different and he'll succeed!🤭

    Rummy SticksRummy SticksDay ago
  • Harden can’t play defenses I’ve been a defender guard quicker guards than me....I never gave up but he did...

    Elwood WesleyElwood WesleyDay ago
  • hardens lack of playing team ball has ruined his career not his teammates and harden has had no defense for about 90 percent of his career that can play a part as well

    Rozzwell FlenoyRozzwell FlenoyDay ago
  • This guy gets it! It’s all about personal. Don’t matter what coach you get. Specialists are flexible in changing an offensive game plan

    Maurice JacksonMaurice JacksonDay ago
  • Trade everyone? You mean trade Westbrook for scoring in the form of his salary.

    APJinksAPJinksDay ago
  • Harden literally is RUINING HIS OWN CAREER just for stats

    J GonzalezJ GonzalezDay ago
  • Solid vids bro

    Hamza PatelHamza PatelDay ago
  • Great vid bro, u always on point

    Basic LightBasic LightDay ago
  • Morey gets a lot of blame here. This notion that only shooting 3's and doing layups is the road to a championship is dead. The midrange game is not dead. Also Harden's game is not fun to watch. He depends on getting to the foul line too much always trying to bait his opponent instead of going at them.

    csquad81csquad81Day ago
  • nah harden is a choker

    Invulnerable Siegfreed GamingInvulnerable Siegfreed Gaming2 days ago
  • What's the second beat please?

    El ReyEl Rey2 days ago
  • Why they don't have cap space for Ibaki when curry them gobe playing 4 player's 43/35/30/22 a year the 2020/2021 season 🤔 Really,alot of y'all straight full of cap! Yeah, covington and that young center they can keep with westbrook and harden then trade everybody else

    Larry LewisLarry Lewis2 days ago
    • That's $130 a year between them 4 players

      Larry LewisLarry Lewis2 days ago
  • A team needs to go back to getting three big man and running the post up game again and blow everybody out of the water with two pointers

    MollywhoppMollywhopp2 days ago
  • I mean you can say blow it up but no guarantee the picks or whatever they get will pan out either. It’s probably best to take a 5 or maybe 10 percent chance of a championship right now. I don’t really believe in their style of play but if they got hot it could be done and that’s more than you could say for most of the league. Plus realistically the fan base will go to see harden and Westbrook and they’ll at least make the playoffs so from a business perspective it’s not really a disaster

    Ben WoodcockBen Woodcock2 days ago
  • no one ruined anything for harden and Westbrook except their own alter ego. both of them are after their numbers and ego rather than team success. in today's basketball teamwork is most important, just look at Nuggets. they all doing their job quietly and modestly without seeing themselves better than the entire team. just pay attention to Westbrook, you can see then he doesn't give a fuck about rockets and I promise you at the end of his contract he is off to another team for more money.

    rio evirio evi3 days ago
  • Come on harden come to Denver

    RockPony Sparkle PrinceoffriendshipRockPony Sparkle Princeoffriendship3 days ago
  • Did he somehow out Jlin also?

    Manuel-Jhun-GManuel-Jhun-G3 days ago
  • Trade Westbrook, maybe with a star from the 76ers MAYBE cuz if we being honest harden and Embid would be a lovely mix of play styles 🥰

    Javier VasquezJavier Vasquez3 days ago
  • I think mike d'antoni is a problem, he made that team as good as it could be under his system. He is a great coach but they need somebody who can coach harden and make him play the 2 and play off the ball!

    zackishere1zackishere13 days ago
  • So you gonna blame the coach for not making adjustments, but then say their roster isnt built to make an adjustments because of the GM. So which one is it?

    Antoine RogersAntoine Rogers3 days ago
  • "Ain't no D in Offense" : James Harden

    Shane MeredithShane Meredith3 days ago
  • Full of cap!First of all harden/westbrook are best friends so you dead on that.Second,this was harden best playoff season and that was because of westbrook being target too.U know nothing about sports they need to delete your page

    Larry LewisLarry Lewis4 days ago
  • Gotta disagree with something. You said that D'Antoni's problem is not making the right switch ups but then you also said another coach can't just step in and do it different because the players need to be different. That doesn't add up. I think you keep roughly the same roster, get a new coach, run out some of the contacts for one more year, then decide whether you can trade your way out or just smash reset. They made it to round 2 of the playoffs. They still have the talent to do it. Esp if Russ heals up.

    Michael McDonaldMichael McDonald4 days ago
  • Things are being exaggerated in the video, you should try to be more objective.

    EthanEthan4 days ago
  • If people DON'T get it by now.... Harden is a starter and a good player in this league NOT A SUPERSTAR, if he is he is a SUPERSTAR for the REGULAR SEASON ONLY!!! This has been his M.O. since day 1, he has choked EVERY SINGLE YEAR SINCE HE LEFT... Matter fact he CHOKED EVERY PLAYOFFS IN OKC!!! Look at the tapes year after year, he is hot garbage in the playoffs going 2-14 or worse. Someone has to move on from him you can keep RUSS He can take a group of guys and make a run. But Harden is a bust.

    Ivon PennyIvon Penny4 days ago
  • Why would you ever PURSUE Russell Westbrook

    Joe SchroederJoe Schroeder4 days ago
  • Still dunno who is more sad rn, clippers or rockets man

    swag peachswag peach4 days ago
  • The crazy part about Westbrook is he had the best most under control Smart knowing when to attack when to pass when to use his Athletic gifts if his offense wasn’t there I really thought he finally figured it out then the playoffs start🤦🏾‍♂️and I’m not gonna give him the injury shit because he could’ve helped his team in more ways than just scoring shit he supposed to be triple double man He fooled me this year thoughI really thought he got it

    ifeanyi akpaifeanyi akpa4 days ago
  • The rockets have no choice but to run it back. But they need Russ to get better at shooting threes. Westbrook plays the exact way the rockets DONT want to play. Bad at threes and taking long 2s. If Westbrook could shoot 40% from three this would be a whole different team. Also need to go into the draft and get a project big. Just a body to put in there against taller teams. And to give PJ a rest

    mi4k20mi4k204 days ago
  • I still don't get it. Were the Rockets the favorites over the Lakers or the GS Warriors?

    Farhan ChowdhuryFarhan Chowdhury4 days ago
  • Westbricc wasn’t the reason we lost wtf are u talking about when u don’t have rebounding u lose

    TheFlyest52ooverTheFlyest52oover5 days ago
  • Harden and Westbrook aren't concerned with winning, they're concerned with stats because stats get them paid.

    Darren YarnesDarren Yarnes5 days ago
  • Harden certified choker in the playoffs. This is proven every year. Stop it with the oh he had a bad series. He just don't show up when it count. He relay on the free throw too much.

    aalon06aalon065 days ago
  • The man that ruined his career is called “the mirror”

    Justin MuellerJustin Mueller5 days ago
  • Lots of good insights IMO. YES, at the end of the day, the team has to reflect the vision of the GM and coach.... that is their job. I think Houston did not fully think through bringing in Westbrook. I think the logic was: Westbrook is great... we will figure it out. Except they did not figure it out. Westbrook is a bit of a one trick pony... and it is a great trick,,, but if you only got one trick, you wind up being inflexible...and if the coach is also a one trick pony.... well then you will likely wind up as the Rockets ... their ceiling is being “pretty good”.... and facing gradual decline no matter what they do

    Ardy HagenArdy Hagen5 days ago
  • I'm a lifelong Rockets fan, but I was never the biggest fan of James Harden. But in this season, he has really improved his defense, and I now find myself wanting to defend his play from negative criticism. I think he really put in a lot of effort on both sides of the ball, especially during this postseason. He was out there guarding everyone: from Steven Adams to Lebron James. Of course, a lot of that has to do with the switch everything defense, but he mostly stood his ground when put to the test. And I agree that our offense has been very predictable these last few years: mostly relying on Harden's offensive brilliance to carry us. Then when we traded Capela, we took a huge part of Harden's game away: the pick and roll. No one on our team is a threat on the roll, which is frustrating because the pick and roll is the most run play in the game and for good reason. Teams are able to create a lot of advantages when running this basic play. As for the coaching, I also agree that we needed a change. I don't understand how Mike D'Antoni is known as an offensive genius. I havent't seen it during his time with the Rockets. Much of that may have to do with our front office. Maybe they see the stats, which say Harden's iso numbers are so good, that we want to base our entire offense on that. That may work in the regular season, but during the postseason, it's all about making adjustments. In order to make these adjustments, you need a versatile roster, and the Rockets just don't have that. I agree. This team just has a bunch of specialists. On the other hand, it has been so much fun to watch these last four teams in the playoffs. All are well-coached and play great team basketball. At the end of the day, I don't see the Rockets moving on from Westbrook and Harden. Westbrook was actually playing pretty well in the regular season. He carried our team when Harden struggled, and he did seem pretty rusty coming back from his injury and Covid. I saw some trade ideas, and I think one of them makes a lot of sense: trading for Al Horford. He doesn't seem to fit with Philly's other big guys. Perhaps we can send Gordon and Covington for Al Horford. He can shoot enough to space the court, and his defense and leadership has always been talked about. I'd love to see some sets with him up at the top of key orchestrating the offense with Harden and Westbrook cutting and screening. Oh how I'd celebrate seeing at least one different type of play from our team. Lastly, thanks for the video.

    Henry NguyenHenry Nguyen6 days ago
  • Good vid. I agree with the fact that the Rockets have been mis-managed.

    robert leonardrobert leonard6 days ago
  • I don't like your tone

    MaudyMaudy6 days ago
  • West brick 🧱 is shit, he would just retire. Cancer ♋️ wherever he goes

    A 2A 26 days ago
  • You cant win a championship when your best player jogs up and down the court, looks for bailouts from the refs, shoots poorly from the field and dribbles and dribbles and dribbles. Harden thinks he's the next Jordan but he just isn't.

    Wilton MinierWilton Minier6 days ago
  • So happy I stumbled upon this channel today, very solid content.

    Jermaine EventJermaine Event6 days ago
  • Daryl Morey getting Westbrook was the least Daryl Morey thing Daryl Morey could do. He's the anti-analytics player

    folumbfolumb6 days ago
  • I agree russ is to blame for a lot, but what about d'atony playing small with no outside shots in the lakers series?

    jesus machadojesus machado6 days ago
  • Hilarious, James Harden is super overrated He had Dwight Howard... choked He had Chris Paul... choked He has Russell Westbrook... choked Dude is clearly the common denominator Somehow every productive player that gets around him, gets worst...

    Justin HJustin H6 days ago
  • A new coach a different offense and some bigs back in the lineup will put houston back in the playoff hunt

    EazyEazy6 days ago
  • Excellent analysis!

    Rob BrownRob Brown6 days ago
  • LOW said Daniel THEE-IS and I had to pause to laugh

    Thommy SLowResThommy SLowRes6 days ago
  • Harden ruined his career over 1.2m shoulda stayed in ofc. What's 1.2m when your netting over half a billion during your career. Hes just a greedy self absorbed athlete like all of them.

    Matt EllisMatt Ellis6 days ago
    • Carmelo when not resigning with the knicks " I dont care about money I have enough I wanna compete " proceeds to deny signing every contract to contenders and signs a max with the Knicks....ya your all greedy liars

      Matt EllisMatt Ellis6 days ago
  • There is no way Darryl Morey wanted Westbrook on the rockets. He’s too into analytics and knew that Westbrook, with his jumper eroding and his athleticism declining, would be a bad fit. Harden didn’t want to play with CP3 anymore, and went to the owner of the team and pushed for Westbrook.

    Bilal AbbasiBilal Abbasi6 days ago
  • Rockets start rebuilding before that!!!! Why you think rockets trade capela!!!!!

    PR 787 PGPR 787 PG6 days ago
  • Man Harden is coo.. but looking at his rosters over the years.. Its clear to say.. James Harden is a ball stopper

    Sean WaltonSean Walton7 days ago
  • trade PG with Russell

    alan yalan y7 days ago
  • The Rockets should try and get Kevin Love

    Benjamin K.Benjamin K.7 days ago
  • James harden is disappointing and does t deserve hall of fame bid unless he wins because he is toxic ball Hog shot hog

    Ben SniderBen Snider7 days ago

    Ben SniderBen Snider7 days ago
  • Theres some truth to what u say. But its not that simplistic, where basically Morey,& D Antonie get all the blame. Harden has to take some. I think you can go too far-either way-with analytics. Ignoring or discounting analytics is idiotic. But so is being a slave to them. For example, it makes sense to try to lessen how many mid range jumpers you take.What doesnt make sense is to basically outlaw midrange jumpers,& say we will only shoot lay ups or 3s. (except Rus) I think Harden would be better,& keep the defense honest-if he took an occasional mid range jumper.Westbrook should almost never take a 3. But good video-Im a Denver fan,& Im gonna go cry over that excruciating game 2 loss. Not really-Im so proud of my Nugs. But young teams just dont win big in the NBA playoffs. When MPJ, Bol Bol,& Dozier grow up-we r gonna be sick in like 2yrs. I see Dallas,& Denver soon ruling the West.

    jason smithjason smith7 days ago
  • The answer is easy Westbrook and Harden needs KD

    carlo0717carlo07177 days ago
  • Great perspective

    striving higherstriving higher7 days ago
  • Harden caused his own demise but not being a great player

    Derf In sniterDerf In sniter7 days ago
  • They need a Center. The Heat proved a Center can change the game. Harden and Westbrook need help

    Phillip BeckmanPhillip Beckman7 days ago
  • They still better then The Clippers

    Cassius FelixCassius Felix7 days ago
  • Lmao, what if they trade Harden for Wayoff P?

    Manohar RajanManohar Rajan7 days ago
  • It’s always NOT hardens fault.. when it always is

    Raymond AcanceRaymond Acance7 days ago
  • Eric Gordon is better than Russel Westbrick. If Rockets were properly interpreting the Numbers, they would have promoted Eric and spend their cap space for a Powerfoward that can shoot and a Small foward. For the price of Westbrook.. that means Trevor Ariza and someone else. If Klint was there, they would have been better.

    Toto IkeToto Ike7 days ago
  • The men who ruined James Hardens career: Steph Curry Klay Thompson Kevin Durant Draymond Green Chris Paul

    Cam HCam H7 days ago
  • Harden himself ruins the team

    Scruff Looking Nerve HurterScruff Looking Nerve Hurter7 days ago
  • I’m glad somebody finally is openly calling out Mike D for being a all around bad coach not just on defense , he’s been getting a pass for way too long .

    Kalen WilliamsKalen Williams7 days ago
  • I believe in small ball. I’ve seen it work and win championships. However, you still need to make adjustments. That’s the issue. I’m not surprised that James Harden loves playing with D’Antoni, all D’Antoni does is just tell his players to do their thing and never actually coaches them. It’s probably the most fun anyone could have in the NBA, but it won’t help you win

    Julian BellJulian Bell7 days ago
  • So that's why players suck cause they don't get paid what they want so they just blow it on purpose?

    BifrostdecayBifrostdecay7 days ago
  • Man im a rockets fan and I think we should just let him harden go nobody wants to play with him

    Antonio ZapataAntonio Zapata7 days ago
  • Harden is gonna be the new melo after 2-3 years

    Jasser AsidJasser Asid7 days ago
  • The only one who ruined James Hardens career was James Harden. Iso ball doesn't win

    Ajr5691Ajr56917 days ago
  • Mike D realused what was coming and resigned

    Cracker DentyCracker Denty7 days ago
  • video longer than it should be ~~~~

    Mojotmt LoMojotmt Lo8 days ago
  • LMAO, here in this 2020' NBA post season (Rockets Eliminated). I envision Clint Capella is somewhere home with a -sheepish- hugh grin on his face and playing this song on repeat: "Who's Sorry Now?" by Connie Francis 1958'. "Who's Sorry Now?" (lyrics): Ah ah uh uh Who's sorry now? Who's sorry now? Whose heart is achin' for breakin' each vow? Who's sad and blue, who's cryin' too? Just like I cried over you right to the end, just like a friend I tried to warn you somehow You had your way, now you must pay I'm glad that you're sorry now right to the end, just like a friend I tried to warn you somehow You had your way, now you must pay I'm glad that you're sorry now.

    multi150nycmulti150nyc8 days ago
  • yeah SMALL BALL RULES😂😂😂

  • great thoughts in this video

    Huy NongHuy Nong8 days ago
  • Imagine Harden with the nuggets

    A GA G8 days ago
  • I miss 2018 Rockets 😥

    Variety MemeVariety Meme8 days ago

    jahnel simpsonjahnel simpson8 days ago
  • i say the rockets trade russ and eric gordon

    YouraverageKJYouraverageKJ8 days ago
  • How are you gonna blame D'Antoni if your GM keeps on trading players evry year. Put Brad Stevens on that team, what adjustments will he do with that lineup? Daryl is the biggest culprit on this team

    Kevin James LopezKevin James Lopez8 days ago
  • Nobody ruined Harden’s career but Harden. The minute he decided to play that disgusting style of “basketball” with the flopping and foul hunting over just trying to score like he easily can without the antics he sealed his fate. The basketball gods don’t take kindly to that stuff 😛 and players around the league give special effort to stopping it as well. Name another star that’s played the same way and won it all, go ahead I’ll wait.

    Weezy Across the SeaWeezy Across the Sea8 days ago
  • bruh westbrook just needs to get off his high horse and start from the bench. This a shooters league now.

    bigfaxnocapbigfaxnocap8 days ago
  • The only person that ruined Harden's career is Harden himself. Until the NBA moves to a 3 on 3 format I don't see any team winning a Larry O'Brien trophy centered on Harde

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt8 days ago
  • theres only one man responsible: JAMES ISAAC HARDEN

    thisistheplanthisistheplan8 days ago
    • thisistheplan Do you guys think Harden is jesus? he is suppossed to just win the ring by himself? 😂😂😂 Yall dont even critique Lebron like this, im guessing Harden really is the best player in the nba huh

      Negern ShakuNegern Shaku7 days ago
    • thisistheplan The dude who gets double teamed every possession while his teammates cant make open shots is responsible?

      Negern ShakuNegern Shaku7 days ago
  • LOL james harden cant even score 60point at playoff, normally show off at regular season. Both of them shooting brick not even 30 point in play off. RUIN harden joke pls!

    GODLOVEME12345GODLOVEME123458 days ago
  • James Harden is overrated that's all it shows.

    Danny DorritoDanny Dorrito8 days ago
    • The only person that ruined Harden's career is Harden himself. Until the NBA moves to a 3 on 3 format I don't see any team winning a Larry O'Brien trophy centered on Harde

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt8 days ago