MVP frontrunner James Harden and reigning NBA Coach of the Year Mike D’Antoni each have their share of skeptics on playoff performance, but is it warranted?
In our Monday show, I explain why many of the “choking” narratives are overblown and why context and nuance are important in analyzing each man’s postseason history.
The Rockets (64-16) are locked into the league’s best record and home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs, and in the history of Harden‘s five prior seasons in Houston, they’ve yet to lose a playoff series to a team with a worse regular-season record. Should that trend continue, the Rockets would win the NBA title this season, since there are no teams with tied or better records.
Will it continue? We’ll have to wait and see, but for now, tune in to Locked on Rockets to hear how many of the national narratives are misguided and why there’s more reason to believe in both men than you might think:
POD: One final deep dive before the playoffs begin on the postseason histories of James Harden and Mike D'Antoni, how the "choker" narratives are flawed, and why there's ample reason to believe the 2018 #Rockets are different:https://t.co/yC9aaNBKHA— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) April 10, 2018