James Harden loses cool with reporter after another Rockets loss

www.oregonlive.com Published: April 24, 2014

James Harden got a little testy with the media following the Rockets' 112-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

According to The Oregonian, Harden was short with a reporter after being asked about his struggles, then followed with an odd exchange. The video above doesn't show the exchange, but The Oregonian reported Harden was testy after the media session:

But when his media session in the Rockets opulent locker room ended, Harden went back at the reporter, asking if he had ever seen a player not play well before. The reporter answered that the struggle seemed unusual for Harden and was coming on a major stage, the playoffs.

The two went back and forth for a while, with Harden asking the reporter if he’d ever seen a basketball game before, then demanding to know whom the reporter was. The exchange got testy enough that team officials stepped in to usher Harden out.

As he left the room, Harden called the reporter “weirdo.”

The Rockets are in an 0-2 hole with the series headed to Portland. Harden struggled in Game 2, shooting just 6-of-19 from the floor for 18 points.

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