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Houston Rockets: 4 false narratives about the team

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets
Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Harden vocal about MVP snub

James Harden has also been very vocal about his displeasure with not taking home the MVP Award from last season. This is something wrestling superstar Ric Flair even mentioned, and its something our own Tevin Williams wrote about as well. There isn’t anyone who would even be able to say that Harden wasn’t deserving of winning the award. In fact, even the “wins argument,” which swayed in Giannis’s favor is debatable considering that his Milwaukee Bucks play in a much weaker Eastern Conference yet only finished with seven more wins than the Rockets, who play in the much tougher Western Conference.

Not only that, but Giannis is the first player since Stephen Curry in 2015 to win the MVP Award despite not leading the league in scoring, rebounding or assists. On top of that, Giannis is the first MVP winner since 2015 to not lead the league in scoring.

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I think it’s fair to say Harden has a legitimate gripe, however when he talks about how he’s been snubbed, its perceived as him being a “crybaby” or a bad sport. But why is it wrong for him to speak his truth?

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