How can anyone watch Harden? Flopping and baiting all game vs Knicks for freethrows.. And chucking up 3s but let's excuse that. The nonstop flopping and baiting is what is truly nuts.. It is not basketball. He is such a good scorer/shooter that he doesn't need to pull these antics.
He did same thing vs Lakers Saturday. All 4th quarter and OT, he was trying to bait, flop, trying hard to jump into Lakers defenders for fouls, trying to hook his arm around defenders and just pull crazy antics. Lakers played smart defense on him by keeping their arms back and holding some distance. He has been doing this for a long time.
This will not and can not work in playoffs like it does in regular season.