The Time James Harden TRASH TALKED Kobe Bryant In The NBA (Ft. Lunch, Games, Sad Boi Hours)

Mar 20, 2020
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James Harden trash talked Kobe Bryant in the NBA, but obviously there’s more to it than that.
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The NBA suspension really got Twitter watching Andre Miller highlights. (Ayoooo that ain’t it). The Weeknd’s album came out during this quarantine and got me empathizing with people I haven’t even met yet.
So to start, we’re going to go back to a random Drew League game in 2011. Except Kobe Bryant and James Harden pulled up. Players couldn’t access any of the team facilities so no practice or team trainers, but out of that, we saw Kevin Durant and LeBron go at it. It was a drought of NBA basketball. So in August 2011, Kobe’s coming off a platelet-rich plasma therapy procedure on his right knee and here he is in this gym facing off against Harden.
And then the season would eventually start. And the season was pretty good. The Thunder with Durant, Westbrook, and Harden would go on to be the second seed with the Lakers being third. In the shortened lockout season the Thunder had a 47-19 season while the Lakers had a 41-25 record. Kobe averaged 28 points per game and finished 4th in MVP voting while Harden had his breakout season averaging 16.8 points and winning 6th man of the year. Their first meeting of the year was definitely hyped and was a good game. There was physicality throughout.
Kobe bumps Harden to the ground, pump fakes Durant and Ibaka, draws the foul. Harden was a little irritated which was an accumulation of all the physicality throughout the game. Harden makes a three after the rebound and starts talking to Kobe. Kobe gets the ball in the post and fades with Harden right on him. It doesn’t make the rim and Harden starts talking his trash. Kobe sorta just looks at him, Metta World Peace formlerly Ron Artest, gets in between. Harden wanted some payback which he was getting. Ibaka blocks Kobe after Kobe moves Harden out of the way and both of them start talking to each other again. Durant gets in there and starts talking back. It’s this weird light hearted slash serious look on their faces. It was this sort of look of nah you don’t mean that. Of course we won’t know what was said until one of them says it, but this went on for minutes. The Thunder end up winning, but this saga didn’t end up there. After the game, Kobe didn’t disclose what they were talking about, but said “Maybe one day they’ll be able to sit at my lunch table.”
Derek Fisher was traded to the Thunder, Durant started 0 of 8 from the field. Kobe shot 7 of 25 for 23 points and 9 boards, Harden had 9 points on 3 of 11 from the field. Russ had 36 and 6 and paced the Thunder throughout the game. Nothing really happened between Harden and Kobe, the Thunder ended up winning and we go move on to April 22nd in which Harden against would be a main topic, but not related to Kobe. Harden was playing well in the first half, scoring 14 points in 13 minutes of playing time. Metta World Peace dunks on Durant and Ibaka and then bam, elbows Harden in the back of the head. Harden would go to the locker room, World Peace got ejected and the game continued to be a double overtime win for the Lakers with Kobe dropped 26, 9, and 8 and some key 3 pointers in the 4th quarter to keep the Lakers alive.
Calling him one of his young boys seemed like Kobe had sorta of taken Harden under his wing, right? I mean Harden values skill a lot right, especially with Giannis.
The Thunder and Lakers would meet in the second round of the playoffs that year and hands down the Thunder were the better team, but Harden was kinda neutralized. He averaged 16 points in 5 games but shot 36% from the field while Kobe averaged 31 points a game.
Harden later said on the Dan Patrick show that Kobe called Harden too young to guard him, but Harden also said it’s all fun and games because they also have the same agent. Not sure how much of that is true, but it never felt like a real rivalry.
The funny thing is that after Kobe retired and was in an interview with Tracy McGrady. When asked about Harden last year in February of 2019, this is what they said. This isn’t one of those enemy, rivalry stories, it’s a snapshot into the past of a young shooting guard jawing with one of the best of all time that would mold him into the player he is today, an MVP and one of the best scorers of all time and no I’m not talking about Kobe and MJ. But what do you think? Will Harden win a championship? What’s your top 5 shooting guards of all time?

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    MJ2KALLDAYMJ2KALLDAY7 months ago
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      jeremy adamsjeremy adamsMonth ago
    • Bro don’t do that to Andre Miller like that lol

      D DavisD Davis2 months ago
    • Great

      Glenda TurnerGlenda Turner3 months ago
    • Top 5 SGs are MJ, Kobe, Wade, Harden then Clyde/AI

      Mild ChaosMild Chaos4 months ago
    • Elite Moa_Boat I get the whole opinion thing but Kobe also played 7 more years than mj. 🤷🏾‍♂️

      LIL ELIL E4 months ago
  • Hot take if harden had as many rings as bron he would be second I goat convo with mj at that goat spot

    God LovesGod Loves2 hours ago
  • Something to note is that James Harden grew up a bit East of Los Angeles. He was a Kobe fan growing up during the 3 peat era

    PWRTEKPWRTEK2 hours ago
  • Geeeeet to fckn point Damn!😡

    Legend KillingsworthLegend Killingsworth15 hours ago
  • Lunch

    Mark XcountryMark Xcountry17 hours ago
  • Harden will never win a championship

    Tony HarrisTony Harris18 hours ago
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    Believe in Baltimore ProductionsBelieve in Baltimore Productions18 hours ago
  • Harden was spooked when 🌎 ✌🏽 came up

  • 09:52 Harden Damn trim that scroungy ass beard sir........

    Uncle QuackUncle Quack22 hours ago
  • Bruh that elbow by metta world Peace 😆 would start a war

    HP MasterMindHP MasterMindDay ago
  • Ron artest was bout to fold harden

    Jade SantanaJade SantanaDay ago
  • Kobe came into the leage at the perfect time he got play against jordan and alot of the big stars today

    Faolan O'DonnellFaolan O'Donnell2 days ago
  • I'm not a Kobe or harden fan, I'm a warriors fan!... But wake me up when Harden wins anything...

    Nicholas KornerNicholas Korner2 days ago
  • Kobe played defense, harden seldom does

    Nicholas KornerNicholas Korner2 days ago
  • Harden is not gonna win a title with this iso small 3 point heavy style. In the playoffs that style becomes predictable to play against especially when playing against good defensive teams

    Michael HarrisMichael Harris2 days ago
  • Harden averages 30+ when teams are jacking 3's and averaging 110 points per game. Kobe averaged 30+ when teams played D and averaged 99 points per game. That early 2000s era was underrated. Guys like AI, Kobe, Tmac lit it up back then.

    phillyslasherphillyslasher3 days ago
  • Top 5 SG: MJ Kobe TMac Logo Drexler

    Charles BlanchardCharles Blanchard3 days ago
  • Harden has the skill to play off the ball but he chooses to be ball dominate... He can still get his points playing like that instead of bring the ball up every possession

    Jeff LeeJeff Lee3 days ago
  • Harden whack and stay traveling...

    adilla121783adilla1217834 days ago
  • anyone else notice that he says “haren” not “harden”??

    Charlie SmithCharlie Smith4 days ago
    • Harem probably lol

      Here There EverywhereHere There Everywhere4 days ago
  • Just fk off harden, you don't stand a chance against kobe

    射進肚臍射進肚臍5 days ago
  • Never cared about kobe

    sade obriensade obrien5 days ago
  • Can you copy jimmy high roller any more?

    Kevin VegaKevin Vega5 days ago
  • The ball to hardens face was so fumny i played it back like 10 times

    TexasRepresentTexasRepresent5 days ago
  • jimmy needs to go back to trap sax

    უწმინდური მამაო ღორმენუწმინდური მამაო ღორმენ6 days ago
  • HARDEN doesn't have a championship ring yet.. so he's just another average player like somobody out there..

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    Layla TvLayla Tv7 days ago
  • Harden is such a hater. When he left the Thunder for Houston Durant and Westbrook didn't say anything. When Chandler Parsons left Houston for Dallas James Harden was really mad and talked a bunch of shit about him for that. All Parsons said was he should know better than anyone what I did is what people do when they want to get paid. He did exactly what I did left to get paid.

    Big RedBig Red7 days ago
  • one day ill show this to my grandkids and let em know who my idol was.

    thingamajiggythingamajiggy7 days ago
  • video starts at 1:35

    Jacob GendronJacob Gendron7 days ago
  • Last 20 years of basketball Has watched it go down hill They're primadonna Everything is a foul There's no Good structure I watch all stars take the ball walk around the court. they don't palm it they carry the damn ball to the other end of the courts So they can use flashing BS dribbling and then take 15 steps to shoot it.That So called Eur step step step is trash. Let's players look better than what they really are but Hey they going to allow it i guess learn it. These people have let money ruin the game They've taken it over seas and turned it into a commercialized Joke. People wanna watch basketball With true fundamentals Grit Determination No fear. I would rather watch a low scoring game Play the well Then a high scoring game play like a circus without rules or Rules for those that aren't very famous different from those that are. Does anyone remember that hack a Shack rule or the Jordan rules? Now they put it into the hands of the reff Which is controlled by the players' union So there you go If you're popular You get special rules made for you.

    Jody BallJody Ball7 days ago
  • MJ, Kobe, Klay, Dwade, Ray Allen

    Derrick CaballeroDerrick Caballero8 days ago
  • He never would b kobe true he's james harden thts y

    Mike WebbMike Webb8 days ago
  • I see why Artest threw the elbow now. Hes the Enforcer. Thats what he's paid for. He took care of Harden. Respect yo Elders foo.. LMAOOOOO Respect for taking care of your shooter. Ever since that elbow... He knew his place. Lol. Life crazy but as animalistic as this.

    Somebody SomewhereSomebody Somewhere8 days ago
    • That is the time when Harden dropped all of his defense skills. Lol

      Here There EverywhereHere There Everywhere4 days ago
  • Harden started jawing at Kobe cuz Kobe was on cruise control and Harden felt empowered. Remember when Kobe came out and still scored nearly 30 points.

    Kenneth ThomasKenneth Thomas8 days ago
  • Sorry, that seats taken.

    MutantLizardGamingMutantLizardGaming8 days ago
  • Harden is a dickhead.

    yodafouryodafour9 days ago

    Pop HhhhPop Hhhh9 days ago
  • B U N G A N G A ! 😡

    Green NicotineGreen Nicotine10 days ago
  • Trash talkers are just trashtalkers. They're nothing but some bullies.😎

    Green NicotineGreen Nicotine10 days ago
  • i swear giannis knocked the mvp out of harden with that ball lmaoo

    nate janissenate janisse10 days ago
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    JAHH FNJAHH FN12 days ago
  • R.I.P Kobe and GiGi and everybody else that died in the helicopter🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

    JAHH FNJAHH FN12 days ago

    OUUWEEOUUWEE12 days ago
  • What is with your voice ???? Lol sounds like rocky and bullwinkle mixed with a James Bond vibe like tf is going on speak normal 🤣

    Silva SurferSilva Surfer13 days ago
  • 🤔the title doesn't say "and instantly regretted it

    Guaranteed V.I.P 4 LifeGuaranteed V.I.P 4 Life13 days ago
  • Harden’s a bitch and will never get a ring as the best player on his team.

    albertdb3albertdb313 days ago
  • James Harden grew up watching Kobe. He just wanted to do what the mamba liked, but it went kinda wrong I guess lol.

    Jason PJason P14 days ago
  • This dude knows how to stretch videos

    Miles SteeleMiles Steele14 days ago
  • Kobe in his prime was better than Jordan and James.

    Ash SandhoffAsh Sandhoff14 days ago
  • You need to learn how to use the word "the". Pronouncing it as "thee" is generally only used when the next word starts with a vowel. It made it very hard to watch the video.

    Marco PolitoMarco Polito14 days ago
    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣dude seriously

      Vera JeanVera Jean12 days ago
  • Jordan Kobe DWade Reggie Miller Clyde Drexler

    The Hanged KingThe Hanged King15 days ago
  • I mean, he can't guard nobody.

    Adrian DoeAdrian Doe15 days ago
  • Kobe bryant five NBA world title James harden zero NBA world title and does not have NBA CHAMP RING. But kobe has a five NBA champ ring.

    jommel esmanejommel esmane15 days ago
  • That jerk harden cannot pass kobe bryant's legacy . Fuck.

    jommel esmanejommel esmane15 days ago
  • This why Kobe didn’t like hkis style and shkit bc tbh Kobe kouldnt stop harden at all and James harden get aggressive real quick

    Ru BlocK23Ru BlocK2315 days ago
  • harden n russ will never be champioons

    kenneth johnsonkenneth johnson16 days ago
  • Steph sounds so light skin when he said that to CP3😂

    Bailey ToulouseBailey Toulouse16 days ago
  • 3:05 she thick I woulda been on that after the game

    Reported OftenReported Often17 days ago
  • There are two basketball players who must not EVER trashtalk , because u are gonna be humiliated. Kobe and Jordan. And he did it to Kobe. Yet again kobe was soft.

    The Kid From AkronThe Kid From Akron18 days ago
  • Wtf he say 1:00

    Rogelio TregoRogelio Trego18 days ago
  • I think it speaks for itself what kobe meant i think harden needs a reliable big man

    Gamermafia gamechannel MafiaGamermafia gamechannel Mafia21 day ago
  • I don't like your content. When You get more serious about what You have to offer, please let me know.

  • RIP KOBE.... One of the greatest to ever do it. Died way to young

    I Pledge AllegienceI Pledge Allegience21 day ago
  • Kobe is right 😂 harden eliminated by Lbj

    Genmar Amora CaayaoGenmar Amora Caayao21 day ago
  • How fucken gross does all the shit on Hardens face look.. Eeeewwwww

    Bob SakamenoBob Sakameno22 days ago
  • Time proves Kobe was right! Harden still wasn't got a ring. I don't like Harden & I'm from LA. Him & Pierce!

    John choyJohn choy22 days ago
  • That is why Meta took him out

    JP MercadoJP Mercado22 days ago
  • James Harden not even top 10. Offensive is top 3 maybe. But his defense not even top 500.

    Alpha RenzAlpha Renz23 days ago
  • I’m not gon lie. GET TO THE POINT. Too much filler talk, you lost my attention after the intro. Do better.

    BEASTRO BerkeleyBEASTRO Berkeley23 days ago
  • Kobe Mamba Bryant Air Jordan Miller Time Glen Rice Allan Houston/James Harden

    The QuicksterThe Quickster23 days ago
    • Another ''top 5'' with Kobe ahead of MJ. This is outrageous...

      Wladimir OdaWladimir Oda22 days ago
  • Watching this after Kobe died kind of makes me sad

    LolmanusttvLolmanusttv24 days ago
  • RIP Black Mamba! I still can’t believe you’re gone!!! So sad

    Tim WCTim WC24 days ago
  • This guys voice makes me wanna sleep

    Shantal MakhanyaShantal Makhanya24 days ago
  • Yo videos be bullshit

    Dameian JonesDameian Jones25 days ago
  • Lunch. Bbq chicken!!!

    Jaay JonesJaay Jones25 days ago
  • And he was right, we still waiting for his title or ring xdxdxdxd

    Sebastián MeraSebastián Mera25 days ago
  • I don't understand what the fuck is this bullshit content is

    Pet ManPet Man29 days ago
  • You say it was Russ, as if he's as great as Kobe, Durant or Harding....NOT! He just had a good game... that day. Lunch

    Musik216Musik216Month ago
  • And then he got elbowed by metta as a reward

    VlogAnything TVVlogAnything TVMonth ago
  • Caan LeBron do trash talk to james harden

    Kevin MontesKevin MontesMonth ago
  • What a content? Very sleepy

    Tuazon LawrenceTuazon LawrenceMonth ago

    Tuazon LawrenceTuazon LawrenceMonth ago
  • When Kobe was playing before the Achilles injury he was the face of the NBA no doubt

    Santiago MacahilasSantiago MacahilasMonth ago
  • Rip Kobe ): 🥺🥺

    MfyamMfyamMonth ago
  • That dragon ball z sound effect had me ROLLINGG when artest elbowed harden

    Alphonso LalmansinghAlphonso LalmansinghMonth ago
    • I was busting up too 😂😂😂

      Raul MaldonadoRaul Maldonado4 days ago
  • harden struggles against Caruso. to even compare harden to Kobe is an insult

    BraddeezyBraddeezyMonth ago
  • You just wasted 12 minutes if you watch it.

    Ethan KingEthan KingMonth ago
  • Rockets eliminated in playoff by lakers ...

    Rafael Jr PabustanRafael Jr PabustanMonth ago
  • don’t fk Kone when Artest is around

    Bryan DiongBryan DiongMonth ago
  • Harden is nothing , Kobe is a real legend damn 🤦🏾‍♂️, this is ridiculous

    Henry Venture Goldman 666Henry Venture Goldman 666Month ago
  • your video has a f*cking shit content!

    nelsar florentinonelsar florentinoMonth ago
  • Bye bye harden, eliminated yet another year

    StateOfShockStateOfShockMonth ago
  • That elbow though haha

    Mr. MarzMr. MarzMonth ago
  • Harden winning a Championship? 2020 playoffs: forget about Rocket winning a Championship.

    Row MowRow MowMonth ago
  • si james harden pinaka marumi maglaro sa nba

    rpg viberpg vibeMonth ago
  • Top 5 Shooting Guards I have seen are Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Jerry West. Harden would probably be top 10 in that second group with Reggie Miller.

    Christopher WrightChristopher WrightMonth ago
  • Lmao your voice and the sound affect when harden got hit 😂😂😂😂😂

    Pacific TunePacific TuneMonth ago
  • Damn, I miss Kobe💔

    Jv NrJv NrMonth ago
  • Harden is a clown

    Ian JamiesonIan JamiesonMonth ago