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Team Basketball and the Houston problem

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San Antonio, Golden State, and sometimes Cleveland all play a brand of team basketball, yet stars such as LaMarcus Aldridge, Steph Curry and LeBron James are allowed to exemplify their best qualities.  For the most part no sub-star feels slighted from what we hear. They are happy and winning.

It’s not earth shattering news that hasn’t happened in Houston with James Harden. It’s not the first time an uber talented hoopster such as Harden has totally forgotten about the team, scored a ton of points and become a major headache for a franchise and city.

Houston didn’t win and isn’t about to win. Dwight Howard is probably gone. And so it will be a one trick show in Houston unless they can attract another free agent talent.

Former Houston Rockets star Robert Reid said the problem was Harden, as related by KHOU 11 TV in Houston. 

“Harden is a tremendous player, but he’s not bringing it for the team,” Reid said Monday.

“I’m sorry, I’m just going to say it. Harden looks after Harden.”

“The new coach that they bring in here is the one that’s going to have to say ‘I’m the one who gets fired if we don’t win, not you’,” Reid continued.

At least for now Harden has gotten a free pass, but the chirps and murmurs are coming out one by one that there is a problem in Houston.