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Sport Rockets' James Harden looks considerably slimmer during hiatus

01:34  24 may  2020
01:34  24 may  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Rockets star James Harden not ready for NBA's return until pandemic has 'calmed down'

  Rockets star James Harden not ready for NBA's return until pandemic has 'calmed down' As Houston Rockets star James Harden waits for word on the NBA's return, he's spent his time studying another NBA legend's career while working on his latest endorsement deal and keeping in shape for an expected season restart next month. The Houston Rockets guard told CNBC Wednesday that he's halfway through ESPN's documentary "The Last Dance," which details the last championship run of the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls during the 1997-98 season. Harden said he's slowly dissecting the documentary, analyzing Jordan's competitiveness as he awaits the NBA's return.

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden apparently is getting in his cardio by hiking, but some people on the Christian Polk, also Harden ’s former Arizona State University teammate, uploaded a photo of the former league MVP coming down from the hike in Tempe looking pretty slim , with his

Houston Rockets guard James Harden doesn't want to play until there's little to risk of catching coronavirus.(Nell Redmond/AP). The Players Association informally polled its members on whether they wanted to resume this NBA season despite a hiatus from basketball that has lasted more than

As the NBA keeps making progress toward a return to play, James Harden is one player who is doing his best to stay ready.

a basketball player in front of a crowd: Rockets guard James Harden has been working hard during the NBA shutdown. © Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Rockets guard James Harden has been working hard during the NBA shutdown.

Images of the Houston Rockets star appearing noticeably slimmer went viral this weekend. Many Twitter users noted how much thinner Harden looked.

A feature by Kelly Iko of The Athletic revealed this week that Harden, the former Arizona State star, has been working out in Arizona with former Sun Devils teammate Christian Polk amid the shutdown. 

As part of his workouts, Harden is doing mountain drills, yoga, pool work and sand exercises. He is also said to be studying plyometrics to further enhance his quickness and first step.

The 2018 NBA MVP is officially listed at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds. He issued a challenge to opposing teams just before play was suspended, and now seems poised to deliver on it if and when the season can resume for Houston.

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The Rockets shot 50.5% (48-95 FG) from the field as a team and recorded 62 points in the paint as they defeated the Jazz tonight in Houston to take a 1-0

So James Harden walks off without shaking anybody hands? James Harden is a joke as a leader. He looked to me as the only member of the Rockets to not shake hands with the Warriors. Harden , the six-time All-Star, averaged 28.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 6.8 assists during the postseason.

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New York Yankees left-hander James Paxton is healthy and will be ready to pitch whenever baseball resumes. Paxton confirmed Friday he's been throwing regular bullpens after recovering from February back surgery. "I think I've thrown probably 12-14 bullpens," Paxton told Meredith Marakovits on YES Network. "It's (my back) feeling really good. (My) back is a non-issue, I feel totally healthy, so I'll be ready to go as soon as the season comes about."The 31-year-old said he's been throwing at a private facility to ensure he stays in shape during the pandemic.

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