El Barba reappeared in a preseason recreation towards the San Antonio Spurs. He was not famous for his recreation – he barely scored 12 factors – however for being obese.
The NBA little by little returns to the ring with December 22 as the beginning date of the competitors for factors. Whereas Argentines and Denver Nuggets followers rave about Facundo Campazzo’s promising takeoff, different gamers are drawing consideration for extra-sporting points. That is the case of James Harden, one of many nice figures of the league, who wore a number of additional kilos in his first preseason presentation with the Houston Rockets.
Harden, who has been wanting to alter the air in latest months, joined the Rockets this week and final evening, towards the San Antonio Spurs, was his comeback with the Texas franchise. He contributed 12 factors, three rebounds and 4 assists within the 21 minutes he had of motion. However what attracted probably the most consideration was his deteriorated bodily type.
One thing comparable had occurred days in the past to Luka Doncic, the Slovenian from the Dallas Mavericks who desires to determine himself as the perfect within the NBA. The previous Actual Madrid acknowledged that he had not returned in his finest situation and promised to work to regain his determine. Completely different appears to be the case with Harden, who didn’t even converse to the press after the assembly.
That is how Harden’s obese turned a pattern on social media. Within the viral picture of the MVP of the 2017-2018 season, he’s seen within the warm-up of the sport towards Spurs with an look fairly distant from what he all the time confirmed.
Though the Beard was by no means praised for his physique, he all the time stored himself so as. What’s extra, in March of this yr his physique had additionally been mentioned. However as a result of he was too skinny in comparison with the determine he had proven in earlier seasons.
The concrete factor is that the followers of the Houston Rockets exploded in anger towards their finest participant, who had already been signed up for having joined coaching late. It’s clear that Harden desires to go to a extra aggressive franchise as a way to win the NBA champion ring that for now has been denied. Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Warmth and Milwaukee Bucks seem on its horizon. Though he must regain his finest bodily form first.