Stephen A. takes James Harden over Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘any day of the week’ | First Take



  • Stephen The13th (Jan 9, 2019)

    James Harden is a veteran while Giannis is still developing as a player. And yet he plays on both ends of the court and he's only going to get better. Giannis is not even a finished product yet. Definitely don't sleep on the Bucks.

  • Andy Loecher (Mar 6, 2019)

    ​+kimberly moreno Harden Is one of the most INCONTINENT players in the league sure hes one of the best shooters but id rather have a guy going 7/7 or 3/3 from the line than a guy going 12/30 and 3/9 from the line

  • theo perry (Mar 4, 2019)

    Harden gets better every year and that’s facts

  • TurkishChubs (Jan 9, 2019)

    There is an answer for James Harden it’s called the playoffs

  • Julius Ulit (5 days ago)

    Choked in the worst way vs Spurs in playoffs Game 6

  • Troy Bryant (Feb 4, 2019)

    It's called a team with 4 all stars. It's equivalent to Iverson versus the Lakers in the playoffs.

  • King Dang (Jan 9, 2019)

    I understand the hate and animosity for harden , and the fact that he doesn’t play defense. But some comments are just very disrespectful, this man is single handedly carrying the rockets on a 12-2 record in the last 14, averaging above 35 ppg. Give the man some credit !

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  • Julius Ulit (Feb 22, 2019)

    I can't give credit to a guy who looks on his own stats instead of wins. Flops after every shot and travels after every step back. Can't do it. And most importantly does not have the passion to win games.

  • Pedro Luna Freire (Jan 9, 2019)

    Harden lead his team twice to the WCF. In both finals He lost to a better team and people still insists thar He is a playoffs failure. It's pathetic. Just look at his numbers...

  • clint fowler (Feb 19, 2019)

    Pedro Luna Freire his game 6 choke numbers vs the spurs???

  • Yg xxx (Jan 11, 2019)

    +De Jun Gabriel u are so rightt

  • Mechelle Holloman (Jan 9, 2019)

    Difference between players!!! Giannis plays defense.. I'd take Giannis

  • Cornell Ginger (Jan 31, 2019)

    +Grxhxm Giannis was guarding Harden a few times and Harden easily blew by him or took a step back three pointer. I watch every second of that game as a Rockets fan for the past 20 years. Secondly, Giannis isn't going to hold KD to 12 points consistently. Stop it. I'll allow you to live in your fantasy world.

  • Grxhxm (Jan 31, 2019)

    +Cornell Ginger phenomenal defense is holding people that get 30pts a game to 12 pts Greek did that to Durant and that's what gets overlooked.. people are fascinated with the 3pt and beautiful blocking skills nowadays and the people that do the dirty work get overlooked and that's big facts it's not Giannis job to stop harden it was malcom brogdons if they did put giannis on harden. .. harden would have maybe 15pts

  • sam kim (Jan 9, 2019)

    The second Harden misses a clutch shot in the playoffs, they're gonna flip back to their original opinion of "he chokes" and hes "not clutch." Lol prisoners of the MOMENT

  • Julius Ulit (Feb 22, 2019)

    Here's the thing Sam he does choke, in a big way. Go watch his elimination games against ANY playoff team and he disappears.

  • You the Goat (Jan 9, 2019)

    How did harden under perform he went to the conference finals against the greatest team ever took them to game 7 with out Chris Paul 1v4 and barely lost how explain

  • Smooth Soto (Jan 11, 2019)

    Harden team had the lead both games going into the second half. The mvp needs to close one of those games out.

  • De Jun Gabriel (Jan 11, 2019)

    Ramon Lamb shut up u just a hater name one team that went to the finals with one all star besides Iverson dummy and guess wat he lost harden ain't had no body but Dwight Howard oh crybaby ass and he was basically done when Houston got him

  • Arcell Mcgowan (Jan 9, 2019)

    Id rather have Giannis I think Harden wouldnt be long for Milwaukee!!!! Giannis big time!!!

  • jshulman98 (Jan 9, 2019)

    It's insane how much hate Harden gets. Max talking about Harden couldn't do anything without D'Antoni... Uhhhhh... That's completely false because every year except for 13-14 he's improved in points per game and hasn't scored under 25 with the Rockets. Considering it was his first 7 years in the league and was literally only 26 years old, that's super impressive. He's unstoppable no matter how you look at it, and don;t tell me you wouldn't exploit loopholes he found in today's NBA game because every si...

  • jshulman98 (Jan 10, 2019)

    +Matt Norris I absolutely get what you're saying, and as a Sixers fan I wish people would feel the same way about Ben Simmons shooting. Obviously he isn't as good as the Greek Freak, but people act like he's a bad player because he can't shoot and completely ignore his tremendous impact on the game and his team winning. They're both special players. I didn't bring up his 3 point shooting to derail him as a player, more so to suggest I think it's what separates Harden from him, and I just feel Harden's ...

  • ibr bak (Jan 10, 2019)

    +Matt Norris In the playoffs for sure, teams will clog the lane much more and dare him to shoot jumpshots. Of course, this strategy only works with teams with good defensive big men though. Remember how teams that have been successful against Lebron would do that to Lebron in the playoffs (Pistons with Ben Wallace, Spurs with old but still elite Tim Duncan, Tyson Chandler with Mavericks, Dwight Howard with Magic). Those teams were capable of clogging the lane while also using a good wing defender (Kawh...

  • ChiefSwiper (Jan 9, 2019)

    Max is the biggest Harden hater ever