Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles I don't agree with Antoine Walker with his statement for him watching the game of basketball, and I'm not questioning his knowledge. But if you've been watching James Harden to like, y'all said, he's been the best player on the damn planet. But look, I will say this. Players have to stop being so damn sensitive. This man get paid to do a job. He was asked the opinion he gave his opinion. Whether we agree with it or not is his opinion. And last time I checked. Antoine Walker is credible. He do has credibility when you look at him from a McDonald's All American in high school from winning the championship in Kentucky from winning the championship with the Heat. Three time All Star. By the way, Antoine Walker was that guy. He had his own signature shoot with Adidas when you look at Antoine Walker on the cover of NBA Live in 1999. So Antoine Walker was that dude back in the day, so he has all the credit credibility to say whatever the hell he wants. Players have to stop being so damn sensitive, especially when the guys just stating his opinion for his basketball. He wasn't attacking James Harden personally, and that's the problem that I have. Is that what is credibility like, What do you have to do? You have to play the game. You have to be an M V P. To come over here and state your opinion. When somebody actual body in the game of basketball, this whole narrative has to change. You know, you could be a student of the game. You could not play basketball at any level. And then a student of the game, it could give your opinion about the game of basketball. That don't mean you don't know what the hell you're talking about just because you didn't play it at the highest level or you wasn't an All Star or you was in the M V P. So players need to stop with that. Second of all, Antoine has to watch the game. James Harden, right now, is the best player in the league. Antoine. He took his criticism back in the day. Well, he used to dribble the at the ball so he know it don't work because guys used to be like trying. You got to get off the rock. I played with one when he used to be fined up those dumb threes at Boston, but he had to fix that in order to fit into the system when he went down to Miami to win the championship. With all that said and done, I just want to say, this guy's right now. Gotta quit being so damn sensitive when somebody state their opinion about the game of basketball, you know what you're supposed to do. You're supposed to show up and show out improved alone. That's it. Listen, let's be very clear. Let's be very clear about one thing. James Harden has every right to disagree with Antoine Walker. The issue that we're talking about is him saying he has no credibility. How the hell are you gonna say a guy that played in the league that won a championship that went to the playoffs as many times that averaged over 20 points? The vast majority of his career has no credibility to talk basketball just because you disagreed with them? You can simply say I disagree, and here's why. But unfortunately, a lot of times these guys don't do that. And here's the sad part. If you speak to a lot of these guys in the NBA. These are some brilliant brothers who can explain the game of basketball. The other day, I did the podcast with Gilbert Arenas. Let me tell you all something. I watched Gilbert Arenas breakdown basketball. I'm like, Damn Gilbert Arenas can break down some basketball. I mean, I would encourage everyone to listen to his podcast. He knows what he's talking about, and so and obviously we see all the smoke with Matt Barnes and Steven Jackson. They know what they're talking about. Just because you disagree with them doesn't mean that they don't have credibility. You can simply say that you can go in and articulate and execute. Here's why. I disagree with them and show us your knowledge about the game that you're playing. Unfortunately, these guys are playing so they don't feel they should have to explain anything to anybody. And they come back is to be disrespected. Antoine Walker. I just believe in this case. I don't believe he deserved that. Here's the bottom line. No one's perfect. You can. You can do a scouting report on anyone who ever lived and point out the weaknesses. No one has nothing but strengths. So some. So sometimes that's pointed out, Harden would have been much more effective had he said something like, I don't know if, you know, like I got close with an undermanned squad in Houston. We could have won a championship there. I didn't have my second best players going up against the best team ever, and we got to a Game seven or he could say, Have you been watching me play this year? You know, I had to play that way in the system. I was in use like there are a million ways to go back at him at the content instead of the man. Yeah, but Stephen A. Max Here's the problem that I have okay, and and And we watched a guy like Darrell Moore who James Harden him are very, very close. He wouldn't damn, he wouldn't He wouldn't dare say that Darrell Moore has no credibility because there are more speaks out on the game of basketball every chance he's getting. I love down more. Half of the league GMs and the lead, uh, people that work in the scouting department didn't play in the NBA. That means they don't have credibility. That means they don't know the game of basketball. Max, I'm sitting up here with you and Stephen A. Yeah, I didn't play in the NBA, but does that mean you don't know the game of basketball knows so Yeah, but Max Max. But listen, what I'm saying that people need to stop saying that because it really is. It's really a truly true students of the game, people that actually watch the game of basketball and know the game of basketball that never touch the damn basketball. And I can sit up there and you can sit up there and be like man, this guy knows what he's talking about. So just because you're not an All Star just because you didn't make it to the NBA just because you're not the M v P doesn't mean you can't talk about the game of basketball and give an honest opinion and give opinion. That's facts, period. Thanks for watching ESPN on YouTube for live streaming sports and premium content.