Can James Harden Have It All and Remain True to Himself? He Sure Thinks He Can

October 21st, 2015 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

HOUSTON — These are interesting days for James Harden, filled with an abundance of scrutiny and analysis of his career and life.

What's the deal with this new Kardashian-endorsed, crossover NBA superstar? Who's the mysterious man who lurks behind the big blank eyes and massive mask of facial hair?

It's so very simple.

"It's not trying to be different," Harden told Bleacher Report. "It's just being myself. Everyone in the world is different. No matter where you are in the world, if you can just be yourself—and obviously you respect others and you're nice and kind—don't try to be someone else. I think you'll be happier that way."

That's the mission statement for Harden's exploding off-court empire, but it's also the premise of his success.   

Making any experience into his own personal comfort zone is one heck of a way to ensure anything that happens plays out on his turf.

That's how he turned the tables on the game itself: Instead of Harden being afraid of someone taking the ball from him, defenders have learned to dread going after the ball in fear of fou ...

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