•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Damian Lillard shares how foul calls make James Harden so tough to guard

16:27  19 november  2019
16:27  19 november  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

15 way-too-early observations from the first 15 days of the NBA season

  15 way-too-early observations from the first 15 days of the NBA season Can we get a proper grasp of how NBA teams will perform over the next six months after just 15 days of action? Absolutely not, but let's roll with what we've learned so far, anyway. Kawhi and LeBron are the league's best If Giannis Antetokounmpo was even a smidgen of a pull-up threat, this title would be his and his alone. But he's not, at least not yet. Enter Kawhi Leonard and a rejuvenated LeBron James Leonard's load is still being carefully managed, and he doesn't go full throttle at the defensive end until he needs to, but the reigning Finals MVP has been making light work of the opposition this season.

James Harden ’s ability to score is well known, but what makes the guard an unstoppable force in the league is his capacity to draw foul calls . This is nothing new, but Damian Lillard explained exactly what it’s like trying to defend against the Beard and all the tricks he uses to draw a foul off his

Damian Lillard was livid following a blown call and questionable officiating throughout the Portland Trail Blazers’ game against the Utah Jazz Friday game-tying basket for Lillard and the Blazers. With the Jazz up two and 19.5 seconds left in regulation, Lillard drove into the lane and put a shot off the

a group of men playing a game of basketball © Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden is already a lethal scorer, but what makes him exceptionally difficult to guard is his ability to draw foul calls. This is nothing new, but Damian Lillard shared exactly what it’s like trying to defend against the two-time scoring champ and 2017-18 NBA MVP.

Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Houston Rockets 132-108 on Monday night. Harden shot 11-for-19 for 36 points and was 9-for-10 on free throws. Here’s what Lillard said of defending Harden:

He’s right. When Harden is kicking his legs or putting his arms out and getting foul calls, there isn’t much you can do. And when it’s already a great player doing that, your chances of defending him well are even smaller.

This sort of playing style is a major topic of contention among NBA fans. It has led some frustrated fans to dislike the All-Star, and one announcer even described it as “cheating.” And for NBA players, you can tell just how frustrating it can be to try to defend Harden.

Related slideshow: The NBA 2010s All-Decade team (Provided by Yardbarker)

Sadie Robertson Shares Photos from Honeymoon: 'It’s Only Week 1 But Marriage Is Awesome' .
Sadie Robertson Shares Photos from Honeymoon : 'It’s Only Week 1 But Marriage Is Awesome' Sadie Robertson is loving newlywed life!One week after marrying fiancé Christian Huff on her family’s Louisiana farm on Nov. 25, the Duck Dynasty star shared a collection of photos from the couple’s beach honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas. In the first photo, Robertson, 22, and a shirtless Huff pose barefoot in the sand, while the second photo shows Huff enjoying quesadillas and chips and salsa on the beach.

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!