James Harden was one of the biggest stars in the NBA in his prime, and he should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
However, regardless of his greatness, he doesn’t seem to have a lot of friends in the league, and not many fans of his current or former teams seem to root for him anymore.
He may have brought that upon himself, as he has a long history of quitting on his teams to force his way out, and that reputation won’t change at this point in his career.
Even his coaches have been quite critical of his behavior and antics in the past.
As a matter of fact, one reached out to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk to tell him that ‘he’s good until he isn’t,’ referring to his constant trend to just give up and bail on his teams (via ClutchPoints).
"As I was told by a source whose coached James Harden in the past that he was talking to another coach that coached James Harden and said, 'Listen, James is good until he isn't good.'"
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) September 5, 2023
Harden has been coached by Scott Brooks (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kevin McHale, J.B. Bickerstaff, Mike D’Antoni, Stephen Silas (Houston Rockets), Steve Nash, Jacque Vaughn (Brooklyn Nets), and Doc Rivers (Philadelphia 76ers).
For what it’s worth, he had evident rifts with McHale and Silas.
Whatever the case, it’s hard to argue with that statement, given his recent history.
Harden sabotaged the Rockets by showing up late and overweight to training camp, then forced his way out of Brooklyn, and now publically called out GM Daryl Morey to try and do the same in Philadelphia.NEXT: Stephen A. Smith Details Steph Curry's Impact On The NBA