NBA fans might be amused to hear an analysis of James Harden’s unique playstyle by Joe Rogan. To fans who do not know, Rogan is a popular sports commentator best known for his association with the world of UFC. He even engages in a podcast where interesting and eye-opening issues are addressed in a relatively free environment.
Although Joe Rogan has never really shown much interest in basketball, one issue with regard to Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden interested him greatly. Since Rogan is an inexperienced fan, in theory, the rest of us who know a lot about Harden must certainly be interested in hearing Joe’s take. With that being said, let us take a closer look and find out how Rogan feels about James Harden.
Joe Rogan calls out James Harden’s foul-baiting playstyle
Some fans already know about the popular podcast hosted by Joe Rogan called “The Joe Rogan Experience.” On it, he presented a clip of James Harden and broke down what he was seeing. His narrative might confuse some fans since Joe isn’t used to traditional basketball and NBA terms.
“I’ve watched an analysis. The difference between him when he’s challenged when he throws a free throw vs when he’s unchallenged…Meaning if someone’s trying to block him vs if he has an open shot. When he has a free open shot, he just jumps up in the air and does his three pointer. But when he’s challenged, he throws his legs up to hit the other person so he can fall on his as*…He’s forcing contact with the person so he can fall down.”
Hopefully, the fact that people like Joe Rogan were able to instantly figure out was Harden was doing should make him want to consider changing his approach and play style. The NBA referees have not been giving him many favorable calls in recent times due to this very behavior.