November 4, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) moves the ball against the defense of Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets: Lowlights of James Harden's Defense This Season(Video)

James Harden has drawn a lot of acclaim for his offensive prowess. But his defense, not so much. The disturbing thing a lot of Rockets fans have noticed this season is a lack of effort on Harden’s part, and certainly in this 11-minute video montage we see more than a few miscues that are the result of Harden expending zero effort whatsoever.

For all that the Rockets are as a team, if Harden doesn’t commit to playing defense, the result will never likely be a championship. For as much as we want opponents to Fear the Beard, the Beard must be a two-way player.

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