Q&A: Thunder rookie guard James Harden

Darnell Mayberry Modified: July 13, 2009 at 4:48 am •  Published: July 13, 2009
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Q: Where did the hand kiss after 3-pointers come from? What does it mean?

A: It doesn’t really have a background. I started doing it in high school with a few of my teammates.

→Q: You had a dunk in the first quarter that almost looked like you were trying to prove once and for all that you’re an athletic player and not just crafty. Is that a stereotype you’re looking to shatter?

A: I think I’ve always been able to jump a little bit. When the lane’s there I’m just going to try to finish it as best as possible. So whenever I get a chance to finish strong, that’s what I’m going to do.

→Q: How comfortable are you now after Orlando and one game in Las Vegas? Where do you feel you are?

A: I’m not 100 percent comfortable.