Colin Cowherd: “We have now come to terms on what James Harden is. A ‘really stylish scorer’. He’s great at it, and it matters, it sells tickets, and I think he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer, but is he a winner? NO. Is he gonna make a big stop in the playoffs? NO.Make others better? No, not really. Easy to play with? Debatable… I can’t take the Rockets team seriously. The owner wants one thing, the GM wants another, the coach wants another, and Harden wants another. “ (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he doesn’t believe former league MVP James Harden will ever become a ‘winner’ in the NBA, as the three-time reigning scoring champion heading towards a fourth is seemingly treading water among the Western Conference elites in the prime of his career.
Harden will turn 31 in August but doesn’t appear any closer to a championship than he was at the age of 21 playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder alongside Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka.
The Rockets are currently the number 5 seed in the Western Conference, and as a franchise have not reached the NBA Finals since 1995.