Feb 8, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) argues with a referee after getting a technical foul during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

David Thorpe of ESPN True Hoop Thinks James Harden Is The New Carmelo Anthony(Video)


Houston Rockets guard James Harden has earned his share of criticism while making his rise to superstardom, but it has now got to the point where ESPN’s David Thorpe thinks he’s developing into the 2nd coming of Carmelo Anthony.

Appearing on Henry Abbott’s TrueHoop TV Podcast, Thorpe believes Harden’s isolations, holding the ball while only looking to score is holding the Rockets from becoming the best offensive team in the NBA, a feat that he thinks the Rockets can accomplish.



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  • Jah

    So, a one-sentence hit piece to knock Harden for being the best at his position, and a winning team record to boot??? I don’t get the logic for the attack. Is Melo’s team winning to make the comparison stick to Harden?

    Just to exposed your bias here, Parsons also look for his shots the same way, so does J.Lin. Will a hit-piece be forthcoming on them, too?? Doubt it.

    The difference between Harden and Melo, Harden knows how to score in the flow of the offense and when he should take over. And he got a winning team-record to back it up.

    Melo, no so much….and that’s the end of that comparison.

    I bet if Harden wasn’t with the Rockets, Authors like you wouldn’t be no where around to write crap like this as the Rockets sinks ti the bottom like a lot of teams with no top-line Superstar talent.

    I’d take Harden’s iso-play, hero-ball or whatever you Haters want to call it, anyday and every game. Why? Because he’s a Winner…..and you’re a Loser. And probably used to praising Loser-Players.

    • Michael Ma

      LOL, not sure where you see bias at, if there’s anyone bias, it would be David Thorpe for SAYING IT. I just posted a video because it was Rockets related. If I really wanted to describe my opinions, don’t you think it would be longer than 2 paragraphs?

      • Lalo_hopscotch

        I agree with you and I do think Harden is a ball hog. Won’t be long now until issues between Howard and harden develop.