Giannis Antetokounmpo hasn’t been the biggest fan of James Harden as of late, but the Milwaukee Bucks star gave the Houston Rockets guard some major props this week.
We had some Giannis-Harden beef over the NBA All-Star break earlier this season. Giannis took a couple of shots before and after the NBA All-Star Game. Harden then responded in an ESPN interview later in the year.
Perhaps that beef is starting to get squashed, though. Giannis showed respect for Harden during an Instagram Live Q&A earlier this week.
Giannis was asked by a fan to name the toughest player in the NBA to guard. His answer: Houston Rockets guard James Harden.
Who is the hardest player to guard in the NBA right now?
Giannis says it's James Harden. pic.twitter.com/RZI9L5763v
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) March 27, 2020
That’s certainly a fair and honest answer from Giannis.
Harden, 30, is averaging 34.4 points, 7.4 assists and 6.4 rebounds a game for the Rockets this season. He’s getting to the free throw line nearly 12 times a game.
Giannis might not be the biggest fan of his playing style, but you can’t deny that he’s extremely difficult to guard.