Video: James Harden does some home-cooking at Drew League
NBA MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets was back at his old stomping grounds, taking over Los Angeles’ famous Drew League once again, this time against Drew League MVP Frank Session and the previously undefeated Birdie’s Revenge — ending a 26-game winning streak which spanned back to last season.
Harden, fresh off the best season of his NBA career, was back on the hardwood snatching ankles and taking names — as he teamed up with Rockets teammate P.J. Tucker and former teammate Montrezl Harrell, and former NBA journeyman Bobby Brown.
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Harden’s LAUNFD (read as L.A. Unified) was tough to take down, as he put up an easy 26 points on a 91-81 win to snap their opponents’ long-lauded streak.
“I love this!” said Session, who scored 23 points, but struggled from the floor, shooting only 6-of-17 from the floor — according to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk.
Session had dropped 44 points the Sunday before, guarded by Chicago Bulls guard/forward Denzel Valentine. He also poured in 40 points the day before that on a team against another known lengthy defender in Taurean Prince of the Atlanta Hawks.
Tucker, who had to work his way into the NBA through his defensive grit, noted how much fun he had going up against stiff competition and being forced to hold his own against them.
“It is always fun, guys trying to go at you,” he said. “I love that. They are supposed to [come at me].
“I remember being like those guys playing against pros and always going at them, so that is what makes it a little more fun, because I remember being them.”
Harden, who suffered an early ankle injury in the game, and the rest of LAUNFD are expected to be available for the team’s playoff run, which starts this weekend.
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