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  • Now that the deals finally done, what do you expect from James Harden in Houston?

  • Well, again, you know, you know this when you're trying to fight for a championship and I don't appreciate you asked me that question and just just taking a sip and watching me just go out there like that, but no, literally, which everybody has to be on the same page, pushing in the right direction.

  • It doesn't matter how much talent you have.

  • You look at the Clippers situation.

  • There's been tons of talented teams that, for whatever reason, they weren't connecting.

  • They weren't vibing.

  • And so I think everyone should be optimistic.

  • I'm optimistic everyone should be excited about this.

  • And to your point about no defense is like, Look, if two of the three of those guys haven't gone in the night, they're going to beat all but maybe one or two teams in this league.

  • If all three of them are moving and playing well, the difference between this three and let's say the the big three that Golden State had with Kevin Durant.

  • Those guys were all ball movers and shooters, right?

  • Clay Thompson was moving off screens.

  • Clay was moving to the three of these guys are all ball handlers.

  • Uh, I'm still looking at this team like, um, who's gonna take over because we look at James Harden.

  • He gets his rhythm by playing with the rock.

  • Katie playing with the rock carry play with rocks.

  • So that is gonna be trouble because they're not shooters like Steph and Clay who could come out and shoot ball.

  • So this Big three is a little bit worrisome for me because they all playing with the Rock.

  • And now, who's gonna play defense?

  • Who's gonna come off the bench?

  • They gave away a away a lot to get this guy, and now they have nothing, because at the end of day, you need what people like to call the others, the bench to step up.

  • They have no bench.

  • They have, you know, everybody to step up.

  • So I'm looking at the three J's Jeff Jordan and other guy the shooter to come off Joe Harris to shoot the ball and play.

  • They gotta gotta step up.

  • We know Jordan's old way.

  • Don't know how you gonna step up.

  • So you know, I know how it is.

  • We get up in age and still trying to compete way.

  • But the crazy thing is, too, is when you look at it.

  • Obviously, there's questions about Kyrie.

  • What his situation is, and then James Harden is obviously not in the championship shape that he has been the last few years and when we get fixed over this course, But that's but But this is my thing.

  • Like, look at this picture here.

  • This was James Harden going into the bubble.

  • People were talking about how amazing shape he was.

  • Now he over jumped this shape and went to the next position.

  • So he went from super super Skinny.

  • So and he did that.

  • And he did this in about a three month span so that some of that is probably unhappy.

  • And he's not wanting to be there.

  • And we're just not gonna allude to other things.

  • But to win a championship.

  • And we're talking about winning championships, you gotta be nobody shaving on this show.

  • Richard is not body shape.

  • I'm saying he's unhappy.

  • I'm unhappy.

  • Come on.

  • You know, you look at his body and you look the same thing with Yokich.

  • Last year, Young, which wasn't in great shape he got in great shape.

  • They went to a conference final.

  • Okay, so let me, You guys have both been in versions of this kind of situation.

  • You played on a team, right?

  • With Vince Carter with Jake Kid Robert.

  • I could name several teams.

  • They played in several locker rooms with big personalities, big, huge stars.

  • How does it sort itself out?

  • How does that work?

  • Over the course of a season, you have to have someone that's not one of the Big three who is willing to step up and say, Hey, guys, it ain't about you three.

  • It's about us as a team.

  • I wanna win a champion just as bad as you guys because you're making the most money.

  • You get the most notoriety.

  • I'm still on this team, you know.

  • I'm looking at Jeff Green to be that guy.

  • He's a voice of reason.

  • People forget he's played with Katie before.

  • When Katie first came into the league so he might have his ear so he could talk to.

  • These guys said, Hey, listen, it ain't about you that's work this thing out and play together as a team and win a champion because that is to go to the cement I named in history.

  • Yeah, and the last thing I'll say is this.

  • Look now.

  • Cady's won some championships, right?

  • Kyrie is won a championship.

  • James Harden is the one that hasn't right.

  • So I know that these guys are motivated.

  • But there is a different type of motivation when you're searching for something that you haven't found yet, right?

  • And it's like, Look, they've won all the wars.

  • Kyrie is one the rookie of the year.

  • He's one all the other stuff.

  • He's probably not gonna win envy Teepee with this team, But I'm just saying it's like, What are they fighting for?

  • And so when you're trying to fight for something you haven't gotten, there's easier to make sacrifices.

  • Allah, the Big Three Allah, the Miami Big three.

  • They're fighting for something that they haven't gotten yet.

  • So that's one thing about this Brooklyn team.

  • Are they full already?

  • Right, right.

  • I mean, it's like you when you are with the Nets.

  • You stepped up and said, Look, I know I'm far and away so much better than you, Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, but well, this is the best thing that ever happened to me.

  • Playing on that those teams is most nights.

  • I got the third shut up.

  • I got the third best defender On most nights.

  • I got the third best defender.

  • So if you got the third best defender having to guard James Harden or having to guard Kyrie or having to guard Kevin Durant, that is a nightmare, right?

  • Like, do they really play defense nowadays?

  • But okay.

  • But if your third, if the third best person that barely plays defense is having to guard one of those offensive monsters, right, there's really not a lot of answer for that, absolutely.

  • And maybe that's the way you could look at being.

  • Maybe the third option is a good thing.

  • Is it?

  • OK?

Now that the deals finally done, what do you expect from James Harden in Houston?

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