Twitter slams James Harden for refusing to take wide-open 3

James Harden
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During the first quarter of Game 4 in the Western Conference Finals between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, James Harden uncharacteristically passed up a wide-open three.

Not only did he pass it up, but he had time to pass up the shot about a half-dozen times before passing the ball to a teammate. In the end, the Rockets couldn’t score on that possession.

Here’s a look at the play.

Being that Houston is down 2-1 in this series, and that the Rockets were getting torched at this point in the game, it was very strange that Harden didn’t shoot this shot.

Not surprisingly, Twitter had some things to say about it all.