James Harden offered up a stinging shot at former NBA star Antoine Walker, who had shown disdain for the way Harden plays the game.
During his recent appearance on the “All Things Covered” podcast — Walker stated that Harden’s style of play is not the groundwork for a championship run.
“I don’t think you can win with his style,” Walker said. “Any time it takes a guy six, seven, eight dribbles to get to where he has to go, that’s a problem. It works today because it’s more of a pick-and-roll league, so he gets away with a lot of things now, but I would not leverage my future for James Harden.”
Walker played 12 seasons in the NBA, and would reach the ultimate goal of winning a title as a member of the 2006 Miami Heat.
Things got terrible for him after his career as he blew through over $100 million in career earnings and filed for bankruptcy in 2010.
Harden has been to the NBA Finals once, although he was a bench player for the OKC Thunder at the time.
His struggles in the playoffs are well documented. He has averages of 25.2 points, 6.5 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.
At the All-Star break, the Nets are 24-13, one-half game behind the Philadelphia 76ers for the best record in the Eastern Conference.