“How Many 4 Am Cheeseburgers You Think Harden Has Downed in His Career?” NFL Legend and Sports Analyst Slam James Harden for His Performances

Published 05/14/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
James Harden against Miami. Getty Images

James Harden has come under heavy fire for his performances in the playoff series against the Miami Heat. While Harden has had his struggles during the post season, but this year has been a new low for him. Since leaving Houston, injuries and “Father Time” have caught up to him. There were few glimpses of it but ultimately what the fans saw was a mirage. It ushered hope and took it away in seconds.


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As said above, he has attracted a lot of scrutiny for his showings. NFL legend Shannon Sharpe, too, has joined the chorus. Sharpe, along with sports analyst/newscaster/supreme troll Skip Bayless co-hosts a show called “Undisputed”.

There, they talk about the daily happenings occurring in the world of sports. When James Harden came up, both came to a rare agreement that he looked “washed up”. Bayless commented on Harden’s social life thereafter. He stated, “How many 4 am cheeseburgers you think James Harden has downed in his career?”

To which Shannon Sharpe responded, “Cheeseburger, wings…I ain’t gonna lie they got some good food in the clubs.” He mentioned that he only heard it. Sharpe went on Twitter and said, “I’m not snitching on myself” with some laughing emojis.

Both Skip and Shannon are known for their outrageous takes. Shannon, himself, was a football player for the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. He has often defended LeBron James on the show and calls him as his “GOAT”.

James Harden against Miami (Game 6)

Mar 10, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden (1) during warmups before the game against the Brooklyn Nets at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden, on the other hand, faced huge flak for his lifestyle. A lot of critics’ say that he might be 32, but moves like he is 42. Last game, he scored only 11 points and had 9 assists. He also conceded four turnovers.


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He got rained down with boos by the Philly faithful when he turned over the ball again a minute into the fourth quarter. This turnover led to a fast bucket by Miami’s Bam Adebayo.

Now, his future looks uncertain with the franchise. Will he get the max? The 76ers have made a huge mistake through this trade and are now, stuck with a man bereft of motivation and determination.


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Has Harden’s time come? Will the 76ers stick with him? Look at this space for more on this news.



Aditya Kar

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Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.