James Harden Doesn't Even Pretend to Play Defense, Then Throws Down Aggressive Dunk Minute Later

Ryan Glasspiegel
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James Harden and the Rockets beat the Knicks 96-81 at home last night. Late in the first quarter, he had one of those defensive lapses where he channeled Zac Brown Band’s “No Hurry” and just let the world go on without him. He just stood there around mid-court as the Knicks ran their break. There are various YouTube compilations that showcase his career highlights in this area. Less than a minute later, he somewhat atoned by throwing down this explosive dunk.

Sometimes you just gotta take the good with the bad.

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[Vine via Steve Noah]

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