In a recent viral rant, Bally Sports Southwest broadcaster Brian Dameris called out James Harden during a Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers broadcast. Harden discussed his thoughts on the matter with Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes.
“He doesn’t know me or the situation. That would be f—ked up if I went at him and started being disrespectful to him, but I can’t.”James Harden
A big part of Dameris’ rant came from Harden hopping teams in the last few years. Dameris went as far as to call the former MVP the problem when it comes to how his last few seasons have gone.
To say the Clippers are struggling since making the Harden trade would be an understatement. The team is 3-7 to start the year and 0-5 with Harden in their lineup. While the season has been disappointing, they still have plenty of time to bounce back.
“They don’t know anything. They just go off what they see on social media or hearsay. I don’t know exactly what he said, but I pay that s–t no mind.”James Harden
Bally Sports recently deleted the rant made against Harden. Nothing he said about Harden was inappropriate against the player. However, it apparently was a monologue that Bally Sports didn’t feel was a fair representation of the company.
Harden still has plenty of time left this season to prove his doubters wrong. He led the league in assists last year with the Philadelphia 76ers. He will now have the opportunity to prove everyone wrong going forward.
Harden is also still getting in game shape as he missed training camp with the 76ers due to wanting to get traded. Now that he got his wish, proving that the deal was worth it for the Clippers will be up to him.