James Harden is taking on criticism from all angles following his decision to miss the early portion of Houston Rockets training camp as he was spotted at Lil Baby’s Ice Ball birthday bash and in Las Vegas with the QC rapper earlier this month.
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson decided to take a few shots at Harden on a recent episode of his All The Smoke podcast, and the outspoken personality didn’t pull any punches on the Rockets’ star guard.
“The Rockets finally get a young Black coach — a young Black coach gets an opportunity — and you don’t wanna show up to camp,” Captain Jack began. “You don’t wanna play for him?! How that look? And you wonder why every time a Black coach get a job, they put him in the bullshit situation.”
Stack continued, “What a real one would do is go play for that Black coach and make him look good and build with John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins — some real ones! But obviously, you wanna chase rappers around!”