I didn't say he wasn't being over dramatic, the video uses angles to make it seem like he wasn't even touched, when he clearly took an elbow to the throat. There is a difference being flopping and embellishing, but even then, anyone who has taken an elbow to the throat knows it doesn't take much to hurt like crazy.
Its all part of a media campaign against harden and I just don't understand it. Even Saturday night when Harden was 0 for 15, instead of saying he was 0-15, they were talking about him being 0 for his last 17, because up 20 in garbage time he missed his last two shots of game 2. Totally irrelevant, but they were adding those 2 missed shots to his total the entire game.
its mind blowing, Harden can do things that Jordan and Kobe couldn't do and yet we have to listen to announcers trash him the entire game. Call him a disgrace to basketball and everything else. We have to seen him fouled repeatedly without a call, and then listen to people whine when he gets a call he didn't deserve.
Has there ever been a guy that people claim is a fake, who has been this good for this long? People whine "free throws, free throws, free throws" all day long. Take away free throws, and Harden still leads the league in scoring.
for some people nothing short of Harden miraculously beating 4 prime HOFers on one of the greatest teams of all time will do.
And then theres the whole "harden sucks in the playoffs" argument that is just a joke.
this series is a perfect example. Harden was MVP level for 2 games, struggled badly for 3 quarters of game 3, but went for 14 in the 4th to steal a win, and in revisionist history people will say "look at his shooting %" he sucked it up and choked. Meanwhile over in OKC you have two guys who cant win a road playoff game and are both annual all nbaers....
just 1 time in his Houston Career has Harden played with an all NBA player, Dwight Howards 1st year in Houston, and hes a choker because he can't beat Golden State? He's won more games against this Golden State team in 1 series that Lebron did in 2 finals, so what does that make Lebron?