The Brooklyn Failure
Harden failed to hit his lofty heights in Brooklyn after he arrived with incredible hype. Many analysts projected that the Nets would win the NBA Championship. They had a brilliant trio in Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Harden. But their inability to gel ruined it for everybody.
The former Houston player was a big part of this because he was unfit and resented that he wasn’t the main man. Later he said: “There was just a lot of dysfunction, clearly. There were a lot of internal things that I’m not going to ever just say or put in the media or anything, and that was one of the reasons why I chose to make my decision (via The Guardian).”