Photo Emerges Showing James Harden Looking Insanely Skinny and Completely Different During Quarantine

Houston Rockets star James Harden looks much different during quarantine.
Houston Rockets star James Harden looks much different during quarantine.

One problem the NBA is facing upon a return to play is making sure players are in proper shape. This long of a layoff may mean some guys have not worked out as hard as they normally would during a season.

The Houston Rockets have to hope that's not true for star James Harden. A photo has emerged of him looking like he shed a lot of muscle in a short period of time.

Harden looks more like a professional runner than an NBA player. He is extremely lean and doesn't appear to have the same bulk he normally has during a season. It is hard to believe he is the only player dealing with this problem after over two months off.

Such a body type may not have survived back in the era of the 1990s. However, Harden is a shooter and it's not like lacking muscle has hurt other legendary shooters such as Steph Curry or Klay Thompson.

Yet Harden may still end up getting a call from the Rockets training staff just to check in before the season starts up again.