So here we are on a beautiful Thursday afternoon, and I'm feeling especially salty. Memories keep popping up about how James Harden thought he deserved the MVP last year. I don't know exactly why, but I'm in full #TrollHardOrNotAtAll mode.
Nate would be so proud.
Apparently I'm not alone in my saltiness. I present to you the current #1 item on reddit.com/r/nba right now (4:35pm EST):
(Image via Reddit user comicbooksven)
Whoever made this is a damn genius. I've been staring at this chart just cackling maniacally, rubbing my hands together, intoning evil curses into my surroundings. It is everything I've desired on this beautiful spring day as I sit in my dungeon of a basement and write about basketball. Today, my saltiness is in peak form. Today, I give you a completely unnecessary, unprovoked, and unwarranted #TrollHard piece.
Looking at that chart, all I can think is, "Yessssss, show me more!!!"
For comparison, Harden only had 321 turnovers all of last year. However, I suppose it makes a little bit of sense, given that his usage rate has climbed this year as well (32.6% compared to 31.3% last year).
(Stats via basketball-reference.com)
But, therein lies the problem. And therein lies my joy.
For all I desire right now is to hate hard on the rockets.
Ergo, here you go:
TBH Dwight's best defense is that the way he used the stickum was so brazenly stupid that he couldn't have known it was illegal— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) March 20, 2016
And, hell, we might as well take this all the way.
Warriors fans, bask in the warm memories:
Okay, I'm done. I promise tomorrow I won't be so damn salty. Just had to get it out of my system.