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via James Harden and D12 Facing Challenges Kobe and Shaq Dealt with a Decade Ago | Bleacher Report:

Well, what was up with Harden saying, “No Dwight questions,” as ESPNLA.com’s Arash Markazi tweeted, at the Drew League in Los Angeles? Jeremy Lin, despite a far less secure standing on the Rockets, answered plenty of Dwight questions after showing up for Steve Nash’s charity soccer event in L.A.

And a week ago while in the Philippines for an NBA promotion, according to The Philippine Star, “Handlers of James Harden of the Houston Rockets issued a strict reminder to media not to field any question related to new teammate Dwight Howard.”

I only cite this because it was written by Kevin Ding of the OC Register.  As I noted this Sunday, the backlash from the Howard signing has been characterized by otherwise predictable tropes: Howard is a coward and the Lakers will always be great, yada yada yada, tell me something I don’t know.  But this was rather curious, in at least its originality.

On the basis of Harden’s refusal to take questions on the matter, the author essentially surmises that deep down, beneath the beard, envy is brewing.  Hmm.  Ding’s greater premise–that Howard and Harden will face challenges–is a valid one.  But the conclusion drawn here is quite the leap of logic.  Here’s for a more logical conclusion: perhaps Harden has simply tired of the circus the L.A. media has perpetuated throughout this whole thing?  One has to really search far and beyond for a more embarrassing collective reaction.

Much ado about nothing.

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Total comments: 9
  • RollingWave says 1 YEAR ago

    Yeah the Kobe- Shaq thing worked out sooooo badly for the Lakers didn't it :rolleyes:

  • rockets best fan says 1 YEAR ago

    I do find it interesting that Harden is already sick of talking about Harden. I'm not going to read too much into it, but I won't ignore it either.

    true I know what you meant......just making fun :rolleyes:I also agree that reading too much into his silence is going overboard

  • Chichos says 1 YEAR ago

    Even when the writer was bashing Howard's move to Houston he had to use an LA example to do it. The guy needs to use a little imagination...

  • timetodienow1234567 says 1 YEAR ago Lol you know what I meant
  • rockets best fan says 1 YEAR ago

    I do find it interesting that Harden is already sick of talking about Harden. I'm not going to read too much into it, but I won't ignore it either.

    Harden is sick of talking about Harden? :lol:

  • timetodienow1234567 says 1 YEAR ago I do find it interesting that Harden is already sick of talking about Harden. I'm not going to read too much into it, but I won't ignore it either.
  • rockets best fan says 1 YEAR ago

    1. Arash Markazi is one of the most delusional Laker fans I have ever seen. I have read a lot of his articles this summer and the dude ain't playing with a full deck :blink:

    2. I have seen crying, but nothing like the wave coming out of LA this year......you could swear we pad locked the Staples Center :lol:

    3. I have seen a lot of articles coming out of LA how quickly the Lakers will bounce back.....miraculous things have happen before. but I think the Lakers have used up their quota......for at least this decade :P

    4. what the Lakers are getting ready to experience is what all teams must go through.....a rebuild......NOT RELOAD.......REBUILD. they have no draft picks they can trade away until 2018 at least, no assets on the roster to use for trade. one old star they won't trade in Kobe and a band of misfits that would make themselves right at home on the island of misfit toys :lol:

    5. now we get to see if Pringles really knows what he's doing.....that's sure to provide at least a few laughs :)

  • Buckko says 1 YEAR ago

    LA is full of idiots.

  • Richards says 1 YEAR ago

    Howard and his fans can blame Kobe, Nash, D'Antoni, Lakers ball boy or whoever.

    Now, ball is in our court. Howard and Harden must play well together. No excuse.

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