Former ASU standout and Pac-10 P.O.Y James Harden has been hot in his two games since the All Star Break. He turned in another big game last night in a 109-105 loss to San Antonio. http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=310223024
Harden finished with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field. He scored 10 consecutive points early in the 4th quarter to give the Thunder a two-point lead.
ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy showed a lot of love for Harden throughout the telecast. He repeatedly called him a “very good player” and added“he doesn’t always get the most out of his talent.” Van Gundy was especially impressed with Harden’s pick-and-roll game. He went on to say that Harden has the ability to shoot, drive and pass, three skills that will serve him well in the NBA.
Harden also scored 19 points Tuesday night in a win over the Clippers.
A couple other tidbits on Harden
J-H received some praise from fellow LA native Baron Davis earlier this week. I guess these two share more than the same facial hair style. http://blog.newsok.com/thunderrumblings/2011/02/23/talkin-beards-with-baron-davis/
Harden raised some eyebrows when he threw down this windmill in last week’s Rookie vs Sophomore game. Harden doesn’t show it all that often but he can rise up when he wants to.
Also this one is kind of old but I didn’t stumble across it until last week. But he gives a tour of his house and shows off his impressive shoe collection.