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James Harden Claps Back at Giannis: It ‘Takes No Skill’ to Run and Dunk | The Jump

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James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on January 08, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

*It all started while choosing teams for the NBA All-Star game. Team captain Giannis Antetokounmpo joked that he didn’t pick James Harden because he wanted someone who would actually pass the ball. Giannis chose Kemba Walker instead.

Giannis fired a second shot after the All-Star game when he told reporters that his strategy was to get the ball to whomever Harden was guarding.

Welp, The Beard got a chance to respond to The Greek Freak Friday on ESPN’s “The Jump.”

The 6′ 5″ Houston Rockets guard told Rachel Nichols that he has to constantly work on his skills since he doesn’t have the size and athleticism of some other players.

“I wish I could be 7-feet, run and just dunk. That takes no skill at all,” Harden said. “I gotta actually learn how to play basketball and how to have skill. I’ll take that any day.”

You know the peanut gallery weighed in.

Here’s what Steven A Smith, Shannon Sharpe, Skillp and ‘nem had to say about Harden’s comments.

 

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