Blame Chris Paul, Mike D’Antoni for James Harden’s unhappiness – Stephen A. | First Take

Blame Chris Paul, Mike D’Antoni for James Harden’s unhappiness – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith blames Chris Paul and Mike D’Antonio for James Harden being unhappy even though he’s scoring at remarkable pace for the Houston Rockets. Max Kellerman blames general manager Daryl Morey, because he hasn’t put a quality team around Harden to help him.

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98 Responses

  1. Emmanuel Kojo Dwumfour-poku says:

    Cp3 shouldn’t have taken that much money

  2. Stephen A Smith says:

    League sources tell me James Harden is unhappy with the amount of foul calls he wants. He demands more!

  3. Kareem Codling says:

    Didn’t know he was unhappy? He gets paid and play bball. That’s like most of my heaven right there.

  4. Big LeGoat James says:

    That’s like Kobe being upset because he’s taking too many shots…..

    • P. says:

      Please watch this about Curry speaking of Harden https://youtu.be/eMOarM0e-sg?t=141

    • Elias Boss says:

      He want to do stop doing what yall blaming him for even tho he had no choice which is taking 30 drible every possession and trying to score contested stepback at the limit of the travel . He want to play like curry get easier catch and shoot opportunity and having the ball less .Not having to work so hard to score every game. Yall need to understand no player want to play like this having the ball all the time and having to create your shot and creating also for other every time. First its super hard to do and second player are awer of the fact that their gonna get called ball hog for playing like this and not even praise for this . Thats why mike d antoni and cp3 are the one to blame. Mike d antoni for not changing their style of play and cp3 for taking a big contract which is,maybe the reason the rockets are forced to play like this cause of lack of casting support .

    • Bobby Singhh says:

      5 rings for mamba ?? End of story losers

    • daniel khan says:

      Hardens tired thoe

  5. jdroz65 says:

    So CP3 is pissing of Harden much like he did Blake Griffin

  6. The Cute Shy Asian says:

    Houston we always have problems

  7. Will Taylor says:

    Stephen “Well first of all” Smith, back at it

  8. Slique Vic says:

    Chris Paul wasn’t worth a $150M after LAC… $70M-$90M.

  9. Linkz GP says:

    Chris Paul had no business accepting $160million for 4 years at age 34

    • shan sellars says:

      +Dante Hardy dumbass cp0 never went to conference finals before last yr. Stop talking basketball

    • Jordon Little says:

      +Dante Hardy you know they didn’t have Chris Paul for that game so the out outcome would have been different also they had a terrible shooting night and still only lost by single digits

    • Teddy Leo says:

      Yep alot of ppl are saying …you would turn down 160m? Well CP3 is already a millionaire. His contract would still be huge. It didnt need to be 160…especially if he really wanted to wina ring

    • Debo4735 X says:

      Dude please stop with that bullshit. This is a business, you don’t turn down $160 + million twice!

    • Debo4735 X says:

      +Dante Hardy it was 27 straight misses, but 33 sounds better.

  10. BAYBOI510able says:

    If Harden goes down on injury they are done

  11. Markeith Jones says:

    Bruh you can’t want to win then sign that big ass contract. Let all your key reserves leave just for the max. You gotta take a lil less you already set for life. Especially considering you stay getting hurt.

  12. richie rich says:

    If cp3 is heathly .harden will get rest.

  13. master10ize says:

    Don’t even watch rockets games anymore just to see one guy dribble dribble dribble

    • Neil gomillion says:

      The rockets can’t even sellout their home games because fans want to see ball movement and unselfish play. I got tired of watching Harden dribble up the court and dribble and dribble and dribble and dribble 🤤🤤oops I’m sorry that’s what I did when I watched. I would start to zone out and drool. The time of iso ball is over and when him and Westbrook realize that maybe they will win a championship.

    • Best sg in the league says:

      Neil gomillion by that comment we all know your retarded,I live in Houston and the reason the crow is not sold out is because of the tickets are higher than other nba teams

    • MikeMike says:

      +Neil gomillion where the FUCK you’ve been since Harden arrived in Houston, is this your first fucking year watching Harden play for the Rockets or what? If you werent such hating fuck boy you would know Harden is MORE than capable of getting his teammates involved SINCE HE ARRIVED IN HOUSTON, and is even TIED FOT TOP 5 IN ASSISTS RIGHT NOW!! look man I’m done with this hating fuck boy

    • Neil gomillion says:

      MikeMike sure make excuses about prices, parking and let’s throw in the high cost of your cable bill for the sake of argument. Look stop whining, you guys hate watching him dribble all the time, waiting for a foul. Now take your ass to a Walmart nearby and wait for the next Trump rally or buys some legos and help build the wall. Whatever you chose just stop looking for excuses on why it’s not sold out…everything is expensive everywhere.

  14. Elmernificent 23 says:

    Harden unhappy wtf I never heard this ??

    • Vince Cozzi says:

      BIGGEST SOFT ASS PUSSY GENERATION IF BASKETBALL EVER!! ALL UNHAPPY SOFT MILLIONAIRES……POOR BABIES…….WHATS GOING TO EVENTUALLY HAPPEN IS OWNERS SAYING FUCK ALL OF U WHINING COMPLAINING BUMS WE ARE SELLING OFF OUR INTERESTS AND THE LEAGUE’S DONE!! GO WASH CARS PUSSIES

    • Vince Cozzi says:

      Everyday hardworking people bust their ass and have to hear this millennial generation of soft ass whining MILLIONAIRES MOAN AND MOAN ……FUCKOFF U BUMS THE NBA BLOOOOOOOWS !! I MEAN BLOOOOWS !! WORST GENERATION OF SOORTS EVER …..NFL AND BUMS LIKE KAPERSTINK AND ALL THAT NONSENSE TOO …..BASEBALL STRIKEOUTS UP MORE THAN TRIPLE !! ONLY HOCKEY PLAYERS HAVE TALENT AND BALLS!! YOU MILLENNIALS FUCKUP SPORTS ….POLITICS …..AND OUR COUNTRY’S INTEGRITY

    • Danigeh Hucood says:

      Allstar break in the locker room

    • the goat says:

      Fucking idiots. Curry talked to mike b while they were at the ASG game. They were miced up. Its on instagram

  15. Tony Yayo says:

    Is this a FAKE story??? Where did Harden say he was unhappy?

    • EyeLoveTheStars says:

      +Balthazar Brat You serious man? ESPN is a VERY LIBERAL media outlet. ESPN is owned by liberal ass Disney and so it’s obvious that they instruct their NBA sports commentators and journalists to create fake news stories to drive ratings. Your problem is you believe everything that these NBA analysts say. If Stephen A Smith or Max or whoever says that Harden’s camp is “telling everyone that he is unhappy” then you believe it.No wonder the ESPN is able to keep viewers like you entertained because they know you’ll believe whatever they put out.

      Learn to think for yourself, man.

    • daniel khan says:

      He said it

    • Danigeh Hucood says:

      Allstar break

    • Yardie Forlife says:

      It came from Stephen Wrong Smith.

    • Well Maybe... says:

      James Byrd curry told bucks coach budenhozer

  16. mrgetitdone85 says:

    As soon as CP3 signed on the dotted line for the max I knew it was over for the rockets

    • Charles appalachia says:

      +Tiny Rick kobe was the reason people watched the lakers. Look at their ratings while he was their and after he left.

    • Tiny Rick says:

      If they used the money they gave him to get another up and coming Star, they would have had good ratings too. S’o your comment is a total failure +Charles appalachia

    • Charles appalachia says:

      +Tiny Rick you’re right how could I have forgotten that the lakers could have just picked up some up and coming star that has the same legacy and impact on the game of basketball as kobe bryant? Guys like that come around all the time. Stupid me.

    • Nujersey Devil says:

      Dmx =🐐

  17. Jay Boyuno says:

    When is Chris Paul ever Healthy?…… I’m waiting..

  18. Richard Xia says:

    CP3 gets paid 40 mil a year is way too much, remember he is frequently injuried

  19. TheTheone91342 says:

    Fans comments saying Harden to the lakers .. is tampering please stop or you’ll get fined 😂

  20. A Friendly Hobo says:

    Cp3 should have taken notes on what LeBron and KD did for their first rings. They took a pay cut to make the team have a better chance to win.

    • TreThreeThird says:

      Although I don’t agree with him accepting that contract, he actually did take a pay cut in his first season with us so he could win but…… he got hurt. 🙁

    • Le Bronzo says:

      Cp3 didnt have the option to take a pay cut. If you noticed the ages when KD and Lebron took a pay cut they still were still like 28-30 years old. They wouldve still had enough time to get another max after that contract was up because they still would have been 32-34 years old. If cp3 wouldve taken a pay cut on this deal no one wouldve given him a max contract after it when he would be 37 years old bro.

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