James Harden has received some deserved criticism over the past two seasons due to his defense. Harden has been dubbed the new choke king after a 13 turnover performance in a elimination game in the playoffs last year. Also besides the turnovers & horrible defense of play; It is the off the court antics that fans do not like. The Khloe Khardiasian experiment may have helped his brand off the court but hurt his true NBA fans perspective of him.
Let’s not overlook what Harden can do when he has the ball in his hand. Harden is still the most lethal volume shooter in the league. Harden may be the best left handed scorer we ever seen. Harden Defense still needs work, but his offense is so good he is still in the elite class.