‘Definitely Had a Pregame Meal’: Twitter Rips Apart Rockets’ James Harden for Not Being in Peak In-Game Shape

Published 01/12/2021, 9:23 PM EST
Dec 28, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) before the game against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


Over the last few months, James Harden has been at the core of a plethora of rumors around his future with the Houston Rockets. Despite the former MVP already demanding a trade a few weeks ago, Harden is still a part of the Rockets. He and Houston are hosting the LA Lakers for back-to-back games at the Toyota Center.

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After being completely outplayed by the purple and gold in their last fixture, the Rockets are looking for a revenge game. However, it appears as if their superstar James Harden is not in his best shape.

A short clip of Harden warming up prior to the game surfaced where he looked a little bulky. This led to the announcers subtly calling the Beard out by saying, “James Harden definitely had a pre-game meal.”

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Following the call-out by the announcer, NBA fans on Twitter reacted to Harden not being in in-game shape. Take a look at some of the best reactions posted by fans about Harden’s physique.

Twitter reacts to James Harden’s bulky physique

Although Harden might not be in his peak shape right now, he can still put on a show. But as of now, the Lakers are pulling far ahead of Harden’s rockets. With just two quarters in the books, the Lakers have a 23 point lead over Houston.

LeBron James exploded in the first half with his breathtaking scoring runs. Honestly, it looks like the game is already over unless the Rockets pull a rabbit out of their hats.

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Should the Rockets trade James Harden?

Dec 15, 2020; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden leaves the court after a victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Mandatory Credit: Mike Wyke/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

It is possible that the Rockets might still recover from a slow start to the season. But as the season progresses, we’re getting a clearer image of the situation. Although there has been no official word about the franchise trading away their superstar, Harden isn’t living up to expectations, at least for now.

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With James Harden not bringing his 100% to the table, it might be in the best interest of both parties, if Harden is traded away soon. What are your thoughts on the current situation of James Harden and the Rockets?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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