After the controversy for his questionable physical condition when presenting for the new season, the star of Houston Rockets James Harden was uncovered with 44 points and 17 assists before Portland Trail Blazers, although he could not avoid the fall of his team by 128 to 126.
The photos of him being overweight returning to Houston seemed to be momentarily forgotten thanks to the massive double-double that reflects Harden’s stat line against Portland. However, despite his great performance, the decimated Rockets couldn’t avoid defeat to the Trail Blazers, who led by the escort CJ McCollum (44 points, three rebounds and eight assists), they were left with the triumph.
The base Damian Lillard also had an outstanding performance for the team of Terry stotts, with 33 points, nine assists and five rebounds.
The beard, as they nickname him in the NBA, He was in the eye of the storm after having violated the anti-covid sanitary protocol established by the league. Said violation earned him a fine of 50 thousand dollars, in addition to having been suspended for the last game of his team. That suspension, together with the isolation of several of his classmates by three contagions on the campus, led to the postponement of the match before Oklahoma city thunder, since the Texans did not reach the minimum of eight players.
Despite this great performance, Harden remains firm in his stance of being piercedAlthough the offers are not abundant and nobody seems to want to have the escort for the new season. Even so, only a few games have gone and, in a crisis situation, there will be few who will look favorably upon having Harden to get into the Playoffs.