James Harden surprised the NBA world again when he showed his body on Tuesday night, as the Houston Rockets met the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time in three days. Harden entered the court with his training kit and it’s fair to say he looked very heavy in that thing.
As he prepared to get some shots, people noticed how heavy he looked and started making jokes. One announcer even said on air he had a “pre-game meal,” which sparked a lot of reactions about the Houston Rockets’ star fit and how he’s handling the whole situation about his trade request and all the things going on within the Rockets organization. NBA Twitter, as ruthless as always, had a couple of things to say about Harden and his body.
James Harden looking hefty
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 13, 2021
After you swallow a quarter pounder and drop 40 on em🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/c8AhdOvXNP
— skubafellah (@KudaSiziba1) January 13, 2021
— Tatum Superstar SZN (@alexboswell576) January 13, 2021
— destro (@geekydestro) January 13, 2021
This guy can drop 40 on every team but people have the audacity to say MJ couldn’t last in this era
— Goat Jordan (@GOATJordan_23) January 13, 2021
— Bam Adobobayo (@Bam_Adobobayo) January 13, 2021
— 🅱hargav (@ThatIndianGuy) January 13, 2021
“Definitely had a pregame meal” pic.twitter.com/gArS3GSRzJ
— LeBurner James 🏆 (@LBJcrib) January 13, 2021
bro…. 😭 pic.twitter.com/lySsMS63H0
— 🅿🅱🇵🇭🌉 (@DubsPainTour) January 13, 2021
Boy on Muffin time 🤣 pic.twitter.com/oDfQu18ZGr
— MAJORITYLEADEROFKNICKS&YANKEES (@THISMOSCATOLIFE) January 13, 2021
The original Fat Albert made fat “phat.” pic.twitter.com/D1crTGQ7hs
— Packer Fan (@packerhomeboy) January 13, 2021
He literally looked like this not long ago pic.twitter.com/or9HHz5gQ3
— Matt Clinton👻 (@mdc9767) January 13, 2021
Can y’all please trade my boy before he end his career please even doe he doing it to hisself
— morningstar 👺 (@PGRob_3) January 13, 2021
He still gon give y’all buckets lol
— Devvon Terrell (@DevvonTerrell) January 13, 2021
Damn dude look out of shape man he dont want to be there just trade him already because he aint even tryna get in shape
— perry sands (@sands_perry) January 13, 2021
Giving defenders 50 in a dad bod 👏 pic.twitter.com/pEGnDnxYCD
— Clutch City 🗯 (@Clutchlito) January 13, 2021
— Mac (@TreMac_VII) January 13, 2021
It’s true what some said; he can look like that and still drop 40, 50 pieces on anybody. But knowing that Harden looked way better than that in prior years, it’s crazy to see him getting to this point. It would be hard to see him getting in better shape while in Houston, to be honest, so this situation can get worse for the team as the days go by.
Harden finally broke his silence and made it clear that this situation is unsalvageable and he hopes to find a solution sooner than later.