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High School Coach used to Motivate James Harden with Hamburgers

The high school coach of James Harden might be the one responsible for a lot of the Houston Rockets' success this season, and after you hear this story it really isn't any surprise at all.

Back in the day, Harden (who actually had a tendency to avoid contact in the lane) had trouble getting to the free throw line. Shocking when you look at him now. His coach promised him a hamburger every single time Harden shot more than six free throws in a game. If he failed to reach that mark, he was running sprints.

Steve Gorman explains how all players have backstory's similar to this. Listen below.

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