Someone turned James Harden’s beard into a bunch of Crying Jordan’s — and no one is sleeping tonight.
The Houston Rockets were obliterated in the first game of their first-round series against the Golden State, and James Harden was a big part of the problem. While Steph Curry only managed 24-points, he was hobbled by an ankle injury that ended his day early.
Harden was completely healthy the entire game and played one of his worst games ever.
As accurate as it may be, the image of Crying Jordan replacing Harden’s beard is the thing that will make you sleep with the lights on tonight.
Yeah, it’s scary — but such a perfect personification of how garbage Harden was in his first playoff game of the year.
Harden didn’t attempt a free throw for the first time since the 2012 NBA Finals, which can’t happen. Sure, the Dubs were being careful about fouling but at the same time Harden was so out of action that he didn’t draw a single shooting foul. That just doesn’t happen if you’re driving to the bucket like Harden is supposed to be doing.
You can’t beat the Warriors without taking some jump shots, but you won’t beat them if you don’t draw fouls either. Thanks to Harden’s piss-poor performance in Game 1, we’re all loser tonight.
Have fun sleeping, America.
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