James Harden is outstandingly good. The Rockets superstar is a pretty obvious front-runner in the race for MVP (again). But what happened here will take a long, long time to live down. Witness Joel Embiid absolutely owning The Beard on a layup attempt this evening in Philadelphia-- and try not do jump all the way through the roof while doing so:
Embiid told Harden to SIT DOWN. pic.twitter.com/3GgNSc9Co7— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 22, 2019
That one HURT.
JoJo means business. He's one of the best big men in the NBA, and it's hard to find a guy who makes a bigger impact defensively. Harden should have known what he was getting himself into.
And the block itself wasn't even the whole story. Check out what happened immediately after:
Joel Embiid stares down James Harden after the block pic.twitter.com/s5CNbFKGjh— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) January 22, 2019
Sheesh. Even the 76ers' mascot got in on the act.
Just try to forget this one, James. If that's even possible.