James Harden(son) shoots 1 legged free throws Karate Kid style after spraining his ankle
After spraining his left ankle in the 3rd quarter against the Kings, James Harden(son) shot two 1 legged free throws, Karate Kid style, before leaving the game. He attempted to come back a few minutes later but was pulled early in the 4th from the overbearing pain. From the sounds of Harden post game comments, it seems that the Rockets might be playing without the All-Star for a couple of games.
“Very, very, very painful. I’m in pain right now. I’m just trying to get through this, these seconds. It was throbbing so I taped it up real tight to see if I could go out there and move. It wasn’t working so I shut it down.”
Despite only playing 33 minutes, Harden still lead the team in scoring with 25. The Rockets don’t play until Wednesday but Lin and Coach McHale are still out and Asik is still in trade limbo so hopefully Harden’s ankle will be fine after some Mister Miyagi treatment.