To say that Brooklyn Nets superstar James Harden has been a shell of himself this season would be an understatement. Harden for the majority of his career has been a perennial 30 point per game scorer but this season is averaging 16.6 points per game. He is also shooting just 35.9% from the field and 33.3% from the three-point line. Both of which are career-lows for the 9-time All-Star.

The Nets have major title hopes this season. But those were heavily contingent on Harden being the superstar that he has been for the majority of his career. Brooklyn may be facing tough times right now, but former Nets guard Mike James doesn’t expect things to remain the way that they are. James has faith that Harden will return to form and when he does, he wants all of “The Beard’s” critics to keep that same energy.

“When Beard starts going crazy again. I want all this same energy y’all had for this man. Lol,” James said on Twitter on October 28.

James also feels the same way about the slow start of Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard.