For the past couple of days, James Harden of the Houston Rockets has made a few bizarre moves while playing at Drew League games. Aside from trying to block his teammate's shot, he also confronted a heckler to explain what flopping means.
The latter incident happened during a game at Los Angeles' Drew League last week. During the entire game, a fan sitting at courtside was heckling at Harden because of his flopping, according to Sporting News.
"How many free throws you got?" the spectator asked Harden. "You flopping out there, bro. You Vlade Divac'ing out there, bro."
Harden then approached the fan to justify his so-called flopping. According to the athlete, he got tackled by a player from the opposing team. And, in his mind, he didn't flop.
"A flop means you don't get touched," the NBA star said.
Still though, the fan kept arguing in a friendly manner to Harden and insisted that that's not what flopping means, which is basically exaggerating the effects of a contact.
"James, he hit you?" the heckler told Harden as the other fans around him started to laugh. "Be honest man, we boy scouts!"
Despite the fan's constant yapping at Harden, the Rockets shooting guard was still able to dominate the game. According to Slam Online, Harden was able to score 42 points in that game and led his team to the playoffs.
This was not the only bizarre incident at the Drew League that involved Harden. During a different game, he drove under the basket for a fake shot before passing the ball to a teammate who was standing at the three-point line. But, as soon as the other player got the ball, Harden ran towards him and tried to block his shot, SB Nation reported.
His teammate, on the other hand, faked at Harden's block, ran under the basket, and passed the ball to another teammate for a successful three-point play.
It's not exactly clear what was going through Harden's mind when he rushed his teammate but it certainly can't be attributed to a lapse in his memory. Maybe it just shows that Harden was having too much fun at the drew league.