Michael Malone’s Motivational Nuggets Speech Adds to Clippers’ James Harden Misery

Published 11/14/2023, 10:45 PM EST

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The Denver Nuggets are back in action after an unusual loss against the Houston Rockets. The defending champions are back home, taking on the LA Clippers. As they look to get back to their dominant run in the league, head coach Michael Malone dropped an uplifting speech to the team. Notably, it not only tried to lift the spirits of the Nuggets stars but also took a dig at James Harden and his men.

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The Clippers are currently riding on a five-game losing streak and Harden’s inclusion hasn’t made any effect on the team yet. The 10x NBA All-Star has only averaged 13.5 points in his four games. Pundits and fans are already hovering over The Beard’s head, making judgments about his place in the already cramped-up roster. On top of it, Harden has to put up with the Nuggets’ mind games off the court.

Michael Malone drops the hammer on James Harden & Co.

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The defending champions went off to a flying start. The franchise spearhead Nikola Jokic has emerged dominant around the ring as usual. However, Jokic’s bag of tricks didn’t work out against the Rockets, as they restricted the Nuggets to a 107-104 victory. But, the Denver side has the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways, defeating the Clippers, who are on a 5-game losing streak.

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On the other hand, the Clippers coach Tyronn Lue still hasn’t lost hope in his team, as he recently gave out a stern warning to the other franchises. He added, “It’s gonna be good, Andrew. That’s alright. We’ll be alright. They better take advantage of it now.” 

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Malone, who is eager to take home the win, dropped the hammer on the Clippers. He surrounded himself with the Nuggets roster and said, “They’ve lost 5 in a row, they have not won a game on the road yet. We don’t lose at home. Jump on them. We know we’re getting a desperate team.” 

Moreover, this isn’t the only occasion where Malone went viral for his uplifting speech.

Michael Malone’s 30-Game Ultimatum to Magic Johnson Is Hilarious, Yet Speaks Volumes About Nikola Jokic’s Greatness

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Earlier this season, he went viral for his uplifting speech after the game.

Malone gives KCP a perfect gift

Following the victory in the season opener against the LA Lakers, Michael Malone not only recognized the offensive talent of the side but also the defense talent. He presented Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as the best defensive player of the game, along with a motivational speech to the entire side. The team has been responding to Malone’s words, as they currently dominate the league with their force.

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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