James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • ‘Skinny’ James Harden nothing to worry about, claims Rockets’ Austin Rivers

    Clutch Points "Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden is one of the most skilled scorers in the NBA. He is also one of the smartest. Harden’s physicality allows him to attack the rim and draw fouls, resulting in the highest volume of free throws in the league at nearly 12 attempts..." May 27

  • James Harden Nearly Shut Down His House Party After Learning His Main Arizona GF Was in LA With Kelly Oubre

    Black Sports Online "Despite all the beautiful women in the world, NBA players competing over the same woman is as routine as Michael Jordan taking a slight personal. While the NBA prepares for what it hopes is the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, Harden and Oubre are both currently in Arizona training...." May 27

  • Kendrick Perkins Is Right: James Harden Is Better Than Steph Curry

    Deadspin "It’s been a while since we’ve seen a live NBA game. But Monday NBA Twitter was acting like it caught amnesia when the topic on the table was determining who was better: Steph Curry or James Harden. Kendrick Perkins came to the defense of his former Oklahoma City teammate..." May 26

  • Bradley Beal Says He Was Almost Traded To OKC For James Harden

    Fadeaway World "Bradley Beal and James Harden are two of the best offensive players in the NBA right now, but there was a time when they were close to change paths, with Beal joining the Oklahoma City Thunder and Harden going to Washington to play with the Wizards. Back in 2012, on draft night, that..." May 25

  • Kendrick Perkins Says James Harden Is A Better Player Than Stephen Curry

    Fadeaway World "Who wants some more Kendrick Perkins? No worries, because he keeps delivering, even when fans don’t ask him to. The former center doesn’t stop with his hot takes and he recently dropped one that raised a lot of eyebrows around the league, as usual. The 2008 NBA champion is..." May 25

  • James Harden Being Super Skinny Could Be Bad for Business

    The Big Lead "Not sure if James Harden has been following the news, but the NBA hopes to restart its season at some point this summer. The latest report indicates the NBA is looking closely at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida for their playing venue and is..." May 24

  • Max Kellerman Says James Harden Is Not a Top 5 Player In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "In the midst of his third-straight 30-point-per-game season, James Harden is clearly one of the NBA’s best scorers. Behind his play and leadership, the Rockets have become a force to be reckoned with in the West. But, according to ESPN’s Max Kellerman, he isn’t a top..." May 23

  • The 5 Best And The 5 Worst Teammates For Michael Jordan In Today’s NBA

    Fadeaway World "Much has been made of the end of “The Last Dance” documentary that featured the great Micahel Jordan’s career, from start to finish. Clearly, he is widely regarded as the best player of all-time and his success in the post-season cannot be denied. MJ was truly as close to..." May 23

  • Photo Emerges Showing James Harden Looking Insanely Skinny and Completely Different During Quarantine

    12 Up "One problem the NBA is facing upon a return to play is making sure players are in proper shape. This long of a layoff may mean some guys have not worked out as hard as they normally would during a season. The Houston Rockets have to hope that's not true for star James..." May 22

  • James Harden not ready for NBA’s return until pandemic has ‘calmed down’

    CNBC "As Houston Rockets star James Harden waits for word on the NBA’s return, he’s spent his time studying another NBA legend’s career while working on his latest endorsement deal and keeping in shape for an expected season restart next month. The Houston Rockets guard..." May 21

  • What if the Clippers drafted James Harden instead of Blake Griffin?

    Clutch Points "What ifs are always an interesting game to play. They generally never lead anywhere, because what happened already happened, and there is no way to go back in time to change it. But sometimes, the what ifs are very interesting. Let’s take the 2009 NBA Draft, for..." May 19

  • Ultimate 5: The best Rockets lineup since '95

    The Score "The Houston Rockets have been one of the NBA's most consistently competitive clubs over the past 25 regular seasons, with only three sub-.500 records dating back to the start of the 1995-96 campaign. Most recently, the team was on pace to make its eighth consecutive playoff..." May 08

  • 1-on-1: Kevin Durant or LeBron James? Kobe Bryant or James Harden?

    NBA.com "Who is the best one-on-one scorer since Michael Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls in 1998?  We picked out 16 of the best one-on-one scorers of the post-MJ era and seeded them 1-16. Each day your votes will help us narrow the field until only one..." April 29

  • Poll Results; Hoops Rumors’ 2020 All-NBA Teams

    Hoops Rumors "The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting NBA hiatus have thrown award season into disarray, but it’s probably safe to assume that any remaining regular season games for 2019/20 won’t affect award races too significantly. With that in mind, we asked you to vote last week on the 15..." April 28

  • James Harden's Foundation Giving 5K Families Groceries For A Week

    Sportsnaut "As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly impact America, athletes like James Harden continue to show up big for their communities.  Tim MacMahon of ESPN shared Wednesday that Harden, through his “3 The Harden Way” foundation, is providing a weeks’..." April 15

  • Jayson Tatum explains why James Harden should’ve won 2018-19 MVP

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum joined ESPN’s The Jump Monday, and—among other things—reiterated his recent comments on Instagram Live that he disagreed with the outcome of the 2018-19 regular-season MVP award. The outcome saw the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis..." April 13

  • Revisiting the Sheer Hilarity and Stupidity of the Thunder-Rockets Trade Involving James Harden

    12 Up "Well, Sam Presti can't get everything right, can he? The Oklahoma City Thunder general manager is mostly known nowadays for for his ability to pull amazing trades out of thin air, yet there was a time where Presti was known mostly for making one of the most foolish deals..." April 10

  • Revisiting the Sheer Hilarity and Stupidity of the Thunder-Rockets Trade Involving James Harden

    12 Up "Well, Sam Presti can't get everything right, can he? The Oklahoma City Thunder general manager is mostly known nowadays for for his ability to pull amazing trades out of thin air, yet there was a time where Presti was known mostly for making one of the most foolish deals..." April 09

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo says James Harden toughest player to guard in league

    Pro Basketball Talk "There’s a feud between Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden. It goes back more than a year and includes Harden’s frustration that Antetokounmpo won the MVP award over him last season (Harden told Rachel Nichols, “I wish I could just run and be seven feet and just..." March 27

  • Ben Simmons picks top-5 defenders, defends James Harden’s defense from haters

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Notorious video game expert Ben Simmons streamed Call of Duty on Twitch late Wednesday night, and halfway through the stream he and his streaming buddies started talking about the NBA. The topic at hand, fitting for the Defensive Player of the Year candidate Simmons, was choosing the..." March 19

  • 'Rock bottom': Mike D'Antoni, James Harden sound off after Rockets' fourth straight loss

    USA Today "The Houston Rockets were overwhelmed and never competitive on Sunday night in a stunning 126-106 home loss against the Orlando Magic. They trailed by 25 at halftime. It was the fourth straight defeat for the Rockets, who fell to sixth place in the Western..." March 09

  • James Harden Sends Strong Warning To Teams Trying To Test His Defense

    Clutch Points "Giannis Antetokounmpo made headlines after the All-Star Game once he claimed his steam strategically planned to go at Houston Rockets star and MVP runner-up James Harden on offense, which he said would give his team the best chance to score. Harden..." March 05

  • James Harden likes what he sees in Knicks rookie RJ Barrett's game

    SNY TV "James Harden had high praise for RJ Barrett after the Knicks' win over Houston on Monday.  "Aggressive. I like it, especially as a rookie. Not timid at all," Harden said after Barrett scored 27 points against the Rockets. "When your aggressive..." March 05

  • James Harden Gets Super Hyped After Winning Jump Ball vs Knicks

    12 Up "The Houston Rockets small-ball lineup is quietly working despite the constant jokes made by the national media. PJ Tucker, Russell Westbrook and James Harden have played into such doubters, going about their business and beating some of the league's best teams, such as..." March 02

  • Rockets’ James Harden says Russell Westbrook is ‘more confident’ than before

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook has always exuded confidence, but James Harden has noticed something different as he’s watched his All-Star teammate on the Houston Rockets improve in recent weeks. After the latest stellar Westbrook performance (41 points, 16-27 FG) in..." March 01

  • Social media thinks James Harden pooped his pants during Celtics game

    Total Pro Sports "What a game between the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics on Saturday afternoon. During the OT thriller that saw the Rockets squeak out a 11-110 win on the road, there was a moment in the game where James Harden was down on the ground in pain, and fans couldn’t help but to..." March 01

  • Trae Young reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo-James Harden beef

    Clutch Points "Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young chimed in on the Giannis Antetokounmpo-James Harden beef, which was cooking on Friday after a preview of Harden’s interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols went live. Harden was asked to address the..." February 29

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Responds to James Harden: 'There Hasn't Been a Back and Forth'

    Complex "It seems Giannis Antetokounmpo has no hard feelings toward James Harden. The drama between the athletes began during the 2020 NBA All-Star draft earlier this month, when Antetokounmpo was asked why he didn't consider Harden over Kemba Walker...." February 29

  • James Harden's Shade of Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Pretty Rich

    The Big Lead "James Harden did a sit-down interview with Rachel Nichols, and the part that is going to get a lot of attention came after the 5-minute mark when he took a shot at reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo: Asked about a joke Giannis made about Kemba Walker being a more willing passer that..." February 29

  • James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo aren’t over their MVP beef yet

    SB Nation "James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo still have some bad blood over last year’s tight MVP race. The two superstars have been taking subtle shots at each other through the media ever since Antetokounmpo edged Harden to win the award...." February 28

  • James Harden and Russell Westbrook on the Great Houston Rockets Experiment

    GQ "Russell Westbrook and I used to have fashion beef. On the great Fashion Feud Intense-O-Meter, our beef sits somewhere between Yves Saint Laurent versus Tom Ford and Dwayne Johnson versus shirts with sleeves. Which is to say it wasn't that serious. But here's what happened: Six or..." February 18

  • Russell Westbrook and James Harden Reveal Nipsey Hussle Planned to Start a Sports Agency

    Complex "James Harden and Russell Westbrook sat down for a wide-ranging interview with GQ, where they talked about their friendship with the ate Nipsey Hussle. The Houston Rockets teammates recalled learning of his death, and discussed some of his unfinished..." February 18

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo takes shot at James Harden’s defense with their All-Star offensive gameplan

    Clutch Points "On Sunday night, we were all treated to what was easily one of the most entertaining editions of the All-Star game in recent memory. It was Team LeBron that emerged victorious on the evening, edging out Team Giannis, 157-155. Much like previous All-Star contests, though, it wasn’t until..." February 17

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Takes A Shot At James Harden During All-Star Draft

    Fadeaway World "During the 2020 NBA All-Star draft, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley hilariously trolled Houston Rockets star, James Harden. While Antetokounmpo and LeBron James were picking their starters, Giannis found himself in a tricky position, with Harden, Kemba Walker and Trae..." February 07

  • Rockets James Harden Will Not Play in Pivotal Jazz Contest

    Heavy "The Rockets will be without James Harden for their tilt against the Jazz. Harden is dealing with a thigh injury, something that forced him to miss Sunday’s contest against the Nuggets. Houston lost to Denver by a score of 117-110 with Harden in the lineup. As..." January 27

  • James Harden questionable to play vs. Nuggets due to bruised thigh

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets may be without their star shooting guard in their next game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, James Harden is listed as questionable with a bruised left thigh. After..." January 25

  • NBA All-Star Game 2020: Lakers' LeBron James and Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo named captains

    NBA.com "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 10 players that will start in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. To determine the 10 starters, fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote (five players from each conference). Current NBA players and a media panel each accounted for 25 percent of the..." January 23

  • Ja Morant is running away with Rookie of the Year and pushing the Grizzlies ahead of schedule

    Sporting News "In the first quarter of Tuesday's game between the Grizzlies and Rockets, Ja Morant set the tone for what turned out to be a career night. The 20-year-old point guard saw James Harden waiting to defend him well below the 3-point line and decided to punish that lack of respect. He..." January 16

  • James Harden alludes underwhelming season to lack of continuity: ‘Our time’s gonna come’

    Houston Chronicle "Austin Rivers leaned back in his locker on Saturday afternoon, shaking his head, stifling a half-nervous chuckle and raising his eyebrows. A year in with the Rockets, he knows the roster well, and he is unsure how confident to be in a fourth-place Western Conference team that for a..." January 14

  • Rockets' James Harden's 11 TOs lone blemish as he surpasses 20K points

    ESPN " James Harden scored 32 points in three quarters to surpass 20,000, and the Houston Rockets rolled to an easy 139-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. "It's a great accomplishment obviously," Harden said...." January 12

  • Trae Young, James Harden become 1st players with 40-point triple-doubles in same game

    The Score "Trae Young and James Harden went on a simultaneous tear for the record books Wednesday. The Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets guards combined to become the first two players in NBA history to record 40-point triple-doubles in the same game, courtesy..." January 09

  • Rockets’ James Harden Makes More History In Triple-Double Vs. Sixers

    Sportsnaut "It’s a near nightly theme for NBA MVP favorite James Harden and his Houston Rockets. The Beard doing stuff we have not seen in the NBA in generations. That was no different against the Philadelphia 76ers Friday night. Harden scored 44 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and..." January 04

  • Rockets' James Harden says double-teams mean 'I'm pretty good'

    ESPN " Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone considers his preferred defensive strategy of double-teaming Houston Rockets star James Harden, sometimes as far as 40 feet away from the basket, to be a form of flattery. "I know it's probably frustrating for..." January 01

  • James Harden to miss 1st game of season with toe sprain

    The Score "James Harden will miss his first game of the season Sunday when the Houston Rockets visit the New Orleans Pelicans due to a right toe sprain, according to the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen. " December 29

  • Patrick Beverley was caught on camera taking a shot at James Harden

    USA Today "Patrick Beverley continues to own opposing players and fans as the Los Angeles Clippers guard's awesome 2019-20 continues. Months after responding to a trolling fan on Twitter and yelling at departing Warriors fans during a Clips win, a Lakers fan..." December 26

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and the top 10 players of the 2010s

    NBC Sports "In 2010 if you took a 28-foot three you were instantly benched and would be lucky to see the court again. By 2019, that shot is encouraged. With that change and many others, the popularity of the sport exploded. That explosion was mostly about the star players..." December 26

  • Presenting the First, Second, and Third NBA All-Decade Teams

    The Big Lead "Basketball has changed significantly over the course of the decade. Many players and legends have come and gone. But the following athletes have made their mark on this decade-- and in 30 years, when we look back on this era of the NBA, it'll be impossible to have a conversation without..." December 23

  • James Harden moves past Elgin Baylor for fourth-most 40-point games in NBA history

    NBA.com "James Harden continues to make history. In Houston's win over Phoenix on Saturday, Harden led the Rockets to victory with a game-high 47 points in only 34 minutes of action. He did so efficiently, going 15-for-27 from the field, 9-for-19 from the 3-point line and 8-for-9 from..." December 22

  • Analyst Says Russell Westbrook/James Harden Duo Is Better Than Kawhi Leonard/Paul George Duo

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Clippers played in a heated game against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night but came up short, 122-117. The game was intense as two members of the Clippers team were ejected in the fourth quarter. Lou Williams got in a heated exchange with the refs that..." December 21

  • Dejounte Murray downplays shoving incident with James Harden

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray downplayed the importance of a shoving match with Houston Rockets star James Harden during Monday night’s game, calling it “nothing.” Asked what happened between him and the NBA’s leading scorer,..." December 17