There’s no denying that longtime superstar James Harden has one of the best individual records in the NBA. However, he’s also been a nightmare addition to several rosters because he’s a garbage teammate. Harden’s selfishness and subpar postseason performances make him a polarizing figure. Now let’s look at the times he ruined it for his teammates.
The self-centered star burnt bridges with four franchises before he landed with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2023. Only time will tell if he stays with his hometown team but it’s natural for Clippers fans to fear the worst. Check out the times he ruined it for his teammates right here.
Harden had a reputation for being a laid-back character before he forced his way out of Houston. He actually surprised everybody with the toxicity of his exit. The shooting guard had several confrontations before he left. These affected the locker room atmosphere and damaged team morale.
If he wanted to turn his teammates against him, he succeeded. Harden also reportedly flung a ball at rookie Jae’Sean Tate as he took things too far. In the end, the Rockets didn’t care that he left because he ruined it for everyone. It’s a shame because he was brilliant for the Rockets before it went downhill (via Black Sports Online).