TAG: James Harden

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Team USA Roster, Rotation Might Be Taking Shape (UPDATE)

Team USA

The withdrawals of presumptive Team USA locks Kevin Love and Blake Griffin from the 2014 FIBA World Cup were one thing. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has always preferred to utilize a nominal, athletic power forward in the Carmelo Anthony mold as opposed to more traditional big men alongside a true center, which is why the absences of Paul George and Kevin Durant loom so large. USA Basketball’s best available options to play that crucial role are gone, and the country’s most logical if less optimal replacements – Love and Griffin – never came. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 12, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Landon Donovan Joins James Harden For Part II Of Foot Locker’s “Short Memories”

Landon Donovan

It was hard for even the biggest hoop-heads not to get swept up in the mania surrounding the 2014 World Cup. Almost as big a story as the United States’ underdog run to the knockout round was Landon Donovan not making coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s team. As Donovan tells James Harden in part two of Foot Locker’s “Short Memories,” though, he remembers his World Cup experience a bit differently than the rest of us. Read More »

Video / Aug 11, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Barkley On Commercial’s Blooper Reel: “I’m Like A F**king Robert DeNiro”

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley (photo. Footlocker Bloopers)

Houston Rockets guard and likely Team USA member James Harden stars in an amusing Foot Locker ad with Charles Barkley that stresses the importance of a short memory. Given the just-released blooper reel from the commercial’s production, that knowledge is surely something Barkley put to use during filming. Read More »

Smack / Aug 8, 2014 / 11:00 am

Rocket Donatas Motiejunas On “Hi & Bye” Relations With Howard & Harden

Donatas Montiejunas

Rockets 7-foot forward/center Donatas Motiejunas, D-Mo, spoke earlier this summer about former teammate Chandler Parsons and questioned whether Parsons was worth the near-max offer sheet Parsons signed with Dallas. He also wondered whether James Harden would be comfortable as the third-highest paid player in Houston. Now he’s sounding off on his current — cornerstone — teammates, Dwight Howard and Harden while praising former teammate Jeremy Lin. Read More »

Video / Aug 5, 2014 / 9:30 am

Pippen & Barkley Teach James Harden About Short Memory In Foot Locker Ad

James Harden, Charles Barkley

James Harden, Charles Barkley

Foot Locker rolled out a new ad this off-season featuring Charles Barkley and Scottie Pippen attempting teaching James Harden how to have a short memory. The fact Barkley is in the ad with Pippen is almost a part of the lesson. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 4, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: James Harden’s Defense Impressing With Team USA

James Harden, Kevin Durant

It seems impossible now, but there was a time when James Harden was considered a capable defender. Before he was traded to the Houston Rockets and began shouldering the heavy offensive load of a superstar playmaker, Harden showed flashes of strong defensive ability with the Oklahoma City Thunder. They’ve been totally absent the past two seasons, of course, but that doesn’t mean Harden lacks the physical ability to be an impactful presence on that end of the floor. And in training camp with Team USA last week, Harden reportedly impressed the coaching staff with his long-dormant defensive ability. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 1, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Nike Unveils New Team USA Basketball Uniforms (Pics)

Kevin Durant USA Basketball

As Team USA prepares to take on the world during the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain starting August 30, Nike today unveiled their “lightest uniform” in brand history. The Nike Hyper Elite uniform took inspiration from America in Nike’s ongoing quest to tell a story. Read More »

Playground / Jul 31, 2014 / 5:00 pm

James Harden Lights Up Drew League In Week 11

James Harden

After 11 weeks of stellar basketball at the Drew League, 28 teams have been narrowed down to 16 who have earned their place in the knockout format of the playoffs. Already 15 of the 16 playoff spots have been determined as the Drew entered its final week of regular season action. But that did extinguish the the always competitive and explosive play that went down in Week 11. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Jul 31, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Chandler Parsons & James Harden Heal Rift In Vegas

Chandler Parsons, James Harden

The supposed hot blood simmering between James Harden and former teammate Chandler Parsons after Harden made some damaging comments indirectly demising Parsons’ additions for the Rockets, was probably blown out of proportion a tad by the media. The two former teammates patched things up at Team USA camp in Vegas according to CSNNW.com’s Chris Haynes. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Jul 31, 2014 / 10:45 am

King Of The Hill: Watch Kevin Durant Vs. James Harden Vs. Paul George

James Harden, Kevin Durant, Paul George

Following Day 3 of Team USA camp in Vegas, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Paul George put in some extra work by taking each other in games of one-on-one. You don’t want to miss them do battle with a series of floaters, step-backs, reverse layups and dunks as each sought to impose their will on the others. Read More »