When Giannis Antetokounmpo drafted his team for the 2020 All-Star Game, he decided to pass on James Harden because he wanted “somebody that’s going to pass the ball.” Well, the former MVP guard finally responded to that remark.
Harden is having another great season with the Rockets, as he leads the NBA in scoring with 35.2 points per game. As for Antetokounmpo, he’s well on his way to winning back-to-back MVP awards.
During a one-on-one interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Harden was asked about Antetokounmpo’s comments. He actually fired back at the reigning MVP and even took a shot at his skill-set.
“I wish I could just run and be 7 feet and just dunk,” Harden said in his interview with Nichols. “Like, that takes no skill at all. I have to actually learn how to play basketball and have skill. I’ll take that any day.”
Harden believes winning an NBA title will get him the respect he thinks he deserves.
The Rockets have been playing much better since they traded Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks.
In the event that Houston and Milwaukee meet in the postseason, all eyes will be on Antetokounmpo and Harden. They’d finally have the chance to settle their differences on the hardwood.