The Rockets could be the biggest threat to the Lakers and Clippers – Stephen A. | First Take

The Rockets could be the biggest threat to the Lakers and Clippers - Stephen A. | First Take

Max Kellerman is impressed with James Harden’s numbers so far this season but wants to see him show up in the playoffs, while Stephen A. Smith says the Houston Rockets have the potential to be a threat to the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers.
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  1. Stephen A fucking wilding about Giannis. Harden did amazing things last season BUT IT WAS A SOLO ACT. The offense ran around him and he put up monster numbers but they still kept losing. Giannis, in a system structured around him, drive in, make them collapse, kick it out or yam it down there throats, proved he was the most valuable player by leading his team to secure the BEST RECORD IN ALL OF THE NBA that season. It's not the "player who scores the most award" it's the most valuable player award and one of these pieces was pivotal in getting the best record of the regular season and all the way to a conference finals, and the other was 4th seed and couldn't even get past the second round. But Giannis' value is beyond his offensive game. He was nominated DPOY for fuck's sake. Idc how many points Harden put up last year, giannis was the greater regular season offensive and defensive package that was the most condusive to success, in other words THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. Harden may get it this year but let's them win some games consistently first.

  2. Harden may not be the same play in the playoffs but he also just loses to the fucking warriors… just like everyone else. Except for kawhi but that warriors team was weak compared to anything harden faced.

  3. This is the Rockets year. Period.
    None of these teams are the 3 Point Barrage like the Warriors teams of the past. Rockets are still playing basically the same style except adding Russ. This is a dangerous team come playoff time. Let the Lakers & Clippers get all the love now.

  4. James harden is no where near the Kershaw of the nba, putting up 36 points a game against the greatest team ever assembled isnt choking. Kershaw regularly does not do his job. James harden not having enough talent around him to beat the greatest team ever assembled is not his fault

  5. Before the season started so call expert were saying these two were not going to co-exist, now that they are looking good, I want to see them in the playoff please laker whip. this comentators look rediculous, once the rockets beat the clipers and laker in the playoff they are going to say I want to see them repeat pathetic…

  6. Peyton was not the same guy in the playoffs? He took the colts to the conference championship almost every year but the difference was the colts didn’t have a good defense. The only two years they had a good defense they went to the Súper bowl!

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