Colin Cowherd: “This Russell Westbrook/James Harden thing is going to be incredibly rocky for obvious reasons. Two guards, profoundly gifted, who are ball-centric. People don’t build teams around two guards who can score. Before Klay and Steph you had to go back to 1972 with Jerry West and Gail Goodrich to find one that worked. Klay Thompson is what they call a ‘catch-and-shoot guy’. In his career-high 60-point game he took 11 dribbles that night. ELEVEN DRIBBLES! That’s called half a possession for Westbrook and Harden!” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why the dynamic backcourt of Russell Westbrook and James Harden, which could be footnoted in history as one of the most fascinating duos in NBA history, will ultimately fail miserably.
The Houston Rockets are off to a 2-1 start with Harden averaging 29.3 points and Westbrook right behind him at 24.3. Seems legit, right? Well, if you look harder at the numbers you’ll be shocked to see Harden is only shooting 28.6% from the field, including an ugly 15.0% from three.
Check out the video above as Colin details why NBA history has not been kind to star-studded backcourts, and explains why the duos that did actually work had very unique and complementary attributes… Ones that Harden and Westbrook will never possess.