NBA fans go off on James Harden for leaving the court without shaking anybody’s hands following the Nets loss to the Bucks in Game 7.
It’s been a rough couple of games for James Harden this past week. Game 5 saw him post up merely 5 points on 1-9 shooting from the field and Game 6 was a dud as well, leading to a 104-89 loss at Fiserv Arena. Game 7 saw Harden put up stats that were reminiscent of his regular season averages but he did so on abysmal shooting from the field.
James Harden has had a history of straying from the mean when it comes to Game 7s as the usual dominance he shows in the regular season seems to disappear in the most crucial games of his career. He posts up averages of 23.8 points, 7 assists, 4.8 turnovers, all on 37% shooting from the field in Game 7s.
Emotions clearly ran high throughout this series and Harden must feel some type of way knowing that if he were healthy and as explosive as he was before his hamstring injury, the Nets could’ve pulled away for the series win.
Fans roast James Harden for walking off the court just like LeBron James.
James Harden did little to avoid having comparisons between him and LeBron James be drawn towards the end of this Game 7 as he walked off the court without shaking any of the Bucks players’ hands. This is of course, reminiscent of what LeBron James did in Games 5 and 6 of the Lakers’ series against the Suns in the first round.
Damn James Harden dont pull a LeFlop n not shake hands!!!
— Lonnie (@Lonn205) June 20, 2021
Taking it back nearly 30 years and the Pistons had also done this to the Bulls after the Bulls had been nothing but respectful of Isiah Thomas and the ‘Bad Boys’ in the 1991 ECF. NBA fans were livid at Harden’s unsportsmanlike conduct and took to Twitter to call him out on it.
James Harden really couldn’t man up and shake hands. 🤢extremely unlikeable
— Stephen Ahrens (@stephenjahrens) June 20, 2021
James harden soft for that walking to the back smh soft couldn’t go shake there hands lol wow
— Gio Vargas (@Giovargas214) June 20, 2021