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

By Michael Ma

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

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.