We kid and we laugh about James Harden’s defense. It’s highly amusing at times. There are plays where the Rockets guard flat-out gives up and doesn’t bother covering his man. It’s been a running joke for years, NBA fans are well aware of Harden’s ineptitude on the defensive end.
But last night Harden took it to another level, he took it to heights unseen before in the NBA.
As the Knicks broke out on a fastbreak, Harden made a business decision to not move at all. Harden made a business decision to pretend like his controller broke. It was nothing short of spectacularly awful.