James Harden and the Houston Rockets are off to a rough start in the 2015- 2016 NBA season. Read On!
Despite the 0 – 2 roadblock, the 2nd placer in votes for MVP for last season assured that they could get out of this hole and shake off the early cobwebs on the hardcourt.
“No more cooling around. We’re too cool, walking around cool. Myself, as a leader. I just have to pick up my mojo a little bit,” the 26-year-old shooting guard said to ESPN.
The Rockets opened their 82-game season with a home-loss against the Denver Nuggets, 105 – 85. Their 20-point deficit loss was again repeated when the defending NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors had a road game in the Toyata Center last October 29 Friday with a 112 – 92 beat down of their conference rival.
Harden again was a non-factor in the score sheet with a 3-for-11 statistic in his open jumper. The former 2012 NBA Sixth Man of the Year made no excuses for his measly performance but was quick to give a footnote that in spite of his ice cold performance “he is not seeing anything different from defenses in comparison to his MVP-like season from a year ago.”
Clutch City’s other frontrunner, Dwight Howard also gave his insight regarding their consecutive losses to ESPN.
“Sometimes you need your ass whipped — it’s the only way you’re going to learn,” the injured star center asserted noting to the fact that their next five games are with teams coming from the tough Western Conference territory.
Harden’s unsatisfactory hardcourt output, if one believes in superstition, has allegedly been caused by a cursed brought by California-based cult rapper Li’l B. According to Fansided who interviewed the musician, the “Based God” curse falls into someone “when you hate on Lil B or for stealing from Lil B or for showing disrespect.”
James Harden has in the past made celebratory “cooking dances” whenever he scores on the hard court, of which Li’l B was the pioneer.
Rubbish or not, the Rockets fell short again last night in Miami, in an update by The Dream Shake, as the Rockets 21-point lead in the second half was scorched by the Miami Heat in a 109-89 upset from the Eastern Conference team.
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