James Harden didn’t like a joke Giannis Antetokounmpo made about him and has finally decided to clap back. During the All-Star draft, Giannis was asked why he didn’t draft James Harden and he said he wanted someone to pass the ball.
Harden pushed back at Antetokounmpo’s draft comments in an interview released on Friday morning.
“I average more assists him than [Walker], I think,” Harden told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “I don’t see what the joke is.”
The NBA’s scoring leader then continued his response to Antetokounmpo with a swipe at the Greek Freak’s style of play.
“I wish I could just run and be 7 feet and just dunk. Like that takes no skill at all,” Harden said. “I gotta actually learn how to play basketball, how to have skill. I take that any day.”
Harden clearly didn’t like the joke and for his created, he is having another stellar season. For what it’s worth, Harden leads the league averaging 35 points per game and is a lock to win his third straight scoring title. While Giannis wants to take jabs, he should at least mention the facts.
The last two MVPs will get a chance to battle on the floor again on March 25 as the Bucks host the Rockets on ESPN. Get your popcorn ready cause it’s definitely going to be a show.