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  • was talking to Jalen about where to expect him to wind up, and Jalen used a term that I think is a very appropriate one in this circumstance, he said.

  • If you're a team that is interested in finding a way to make yourself better, James Harden is an acquired taste, and I've always liked that expression.

  • When I was a kid, I hated mustard.

  • You couldn't put mustard near anything.

  • I wouldn't eat it.

  • I didn't like the way it smelled.

  • Hot dogs see Brett stand in the street?

  • No, no, no mustard.

  • Hated mustard openly hated mustard.

  • Now I'm addicted to mustard.

  • I love mustard.

  • You could put mustard on a shoe and I would eat it.

  • That's how much I love mustard, So I acquired the taste.

  • James Harden is kind of like that, because if you're going to bring James Harden and here's what he's going to do, he's going to put up huge numbers.

  • He's going to make your games interesting.

  • He's going to sell tickets, but is he going to help you win?

  • That's really the question.

  • So if you're a bad team, I understand wanting Harden bad.

  • Get better, Just let him do all the things he does, let him dribble the air out of the clock.

  • Let him take step back threes.

  • He's a walking 30 point triple double.

  • But is there any evidence that suggests that a playing that way is a way to win and B that he is ever going to win when the games matter the most?

  • The answer to that both of those questions, is no.

  • There's no evidence that anyone, any team who's lead player plays like that is going to win anything of consequence.

  • You're gonna win a bunch of regular season games.

  • What are you gonna win?

  • The ones that matter to me, The answer is no.

  • And James Harden, We all know it.

  • The history is well documented.

  • He's very, very good in a lot of months.

  • But May is not one of them.

  • That's just the reality of it.

  • I don't mean that to sound nasty.

  • I It sort of came out of my mouth maybe a little meaner than I meant it to.

  • I'm just making a statement of fact.

  • His postseason performances speak for themselves.

  • So to me, the two places he seems to want to go Brooklyn and Philadelphia if you were the Sixers, are you trading Ben Simmons to get him?

  • Because for the life of me, I can't figure out why Houston would trade him to Philadelphia if they weren't getting Ben Simmons back.

  • I believe that Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will never win a championship together.

  • So in that regard, you might say to yourself, It's worth the risk.

  • But honestly, I would say no.

  • If I were Philadelphia, I would try and figure out another way to get this done.

  • I might even just run it back again this season, as is with the new coach and hope he can figure out a way to make it work.

  • But if it involves trading Simmons, I'm not doing it.

  • And then, as far as Brooklyn, the one question you have is what is K D doing while Kyrie and James Harden are averaging 20 seconds of dribbling per possession, So is that trade being made without Kyrie being a part of it?

  • I don't know if you're Houston, you do not have your back against the wall.

  • Harden cannot make you do anything.

  • This is not Anthony Davis.

  • In the last year of his contract, they can trade him wherever they want.

  • Thio.

  • And they cannot trade him if they don't want to.

  • So he can't dictate the terms.

  • They can dictate the terms.

  • So if Brooklyn wants him, I don't know.

  • Caris, Levert and Spencer didn't witty enough to say Okay, I'll give you James Harden.

  • I don't think it is.

  • But if you're Kevin Durant now, all of a sudden, if you're looking at the possibility of getting Harden, we're keeping Irving, I think I'm keeping Irving now.

  • Kyrie needs to sort of get all this other stuff straightened out.

  • We just heard from Charles Barkley a few minutes ago if you're with me.

  • But if they work the off the court stuff out, I'd rather have.

  • If I'm k d.

  • I'd rather have Kyrie on the court.

  • As far as how the skills meld together, then harden so I believe Harden will get traded.

  • But I don't think it's a simple as people make.

  • It sounded.

  • I'm not sure either of those are the places he's gonna wind up, and because he is exactly that he is mustard.

  • He is an acquired taste.

  • I'm not 100% sure that's what either of those teams should want to do.

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was talking to Jalen about where to expect him to wind up, and Jalen used a term that I think is a very appropriate one in this circumstance, he said.

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