Rockets’ Daryl Morey talk beef with Charles Barkley, Harden-Giannis, and more

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Harden/Giannis beef

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has taken several shots at James Harden this season, which has been strange. For one, there’s no rival between the Bucks and the Rockets, as both teams play in different conferences.

On top of that, the Bucks and Rockets play in entirely different states so it’s not like there’s some in-state rivalry between the two teams. Not only that, Giannis and Harden play completely different positions, so why has Giannis been trying to keep this going?

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Giannis has been firing off lately, as he stated that he didn’t want Harden on his All-Star team since he doesn’t pass the ball, and followed that by stating that his team’s strategy was to attack Harden on the defensive end.

Morey spoke about the feud between the two.

I don’t think it was a big deal, honestly. I think James focuses on himself and on trying to be as good as he can. He’s not someone that goes at people but when others say stuff about him, sometimes he will.

Morey is right in that we never see Harden clap back at anyone, at least up until now. Giannis was firing shots, so it was only going to be a matter of time before Harden responded. Oddly enough, Harden drew criticism for delivering a response, although he still never acknowledged Giannis.

Next: Feud with Barkley