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Kevin McHale doesn’t think James Harden is a leader

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Stormy1234, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Stormy1234

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    Got damn McHale is salty AF.
     
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    https://spacecityscoop.com/2017/10/06/ex-coach-kevin-mchale-says-james-harden-not-leader/

     
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    He just meant that James doesn't really do that role. Some players don't. Quite different than saying someone is a distraction or cancer....or chases players away like WB arguably did.

    So, not like Cupcake is a leader, either. Or WB. Or Anthony Davis. many said Akeem wasn't, but Hakeem did eventually become a quiet leader.

    Hell, McHale himself sucked at it vs Bird and Dennis Johnson.
     
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    he's starting to give me George Karl with Melo vibes
     
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    Kevin threw some shade there.
     
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    I like James Harden and I don't think he is a leader. Call McHale salty if you want to, but he was right there when Harden's worst attributes bubbled up and spilled all over the court. The anecdote about Harden telling people to play defense and everyone looking at him like wtf I believe.

    Let's not forget one of the greatest moments in Rockets history happened because Harden forgot how to play basketball and was benched.
     
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    Salty Milk Hair leading the chuckle hut. And Shaq giving us his analysis of Point Guards. Worthless $hit.
     
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    McHale could've made the same points in a less disrespectful way. His tone and mannerisms convey that he is still mad he got tossed.

    Was he not the coach? Was it not then consequently his job to convince Harden to focus in on defense?
     
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    100%
     
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    After game 6 last year, is this really a surprise to folks ? :) I think everyone knew it. It's just shocking Mchale put it out there in public.
     
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    I hope CP3 is now the Rockets leader on and off the court, he doesn't have to be the team's best player to do that.
     
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    Nothing wrong with McHake said.

    We already know that.

    James Harden is a great basketball player but he is not a leader.

    He dated a Kardashian ffs.
     
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    James Harden gave Mchale a few more years on Rockets payroll.
     
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    I can't say he's wrong.

    James is an MVP caliber player but not a leader. Same as TMac. We're really fortunate to have that vocal, firey competitor in Chris Paul now.
     
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    That's the way McHale talks though. Maybe he could have said it in a different way, it still would have been true. I don't know if there is a need to dress it up and make it sound nice. Mchale said Harden has great vision, is a great player, he just isn't a leader.
     
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    Some of you all are salty lol. McHale just said the truth. I love James, but man he really disappears when things do not go his way. All of us know this is the truth. The truth hurts, but it is true. I don't care how the hell he said it either. Disrespectful, respectfully, whatever, he just said the truth. I think having Paul here will help him in a huge way. It's not bad that he isn't a great leader. Not all the best talent has the ability to lead, that's just the truth.
     
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    Mchale has been putting it out there in the public since he got fired.
     
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