Enlarge/NBA players have been asked about how they feel about the new 3 pointers introduced in the 2017-18 season, but few have been as outspoken as James Harden.
Harden spoke with reporters at a press conference about the NBA 3-pointer in the offseason, saying that he was the first to use the new technology when it came to his career.
Harden was asked if he feels the 3-ball is a “legitimate” way to score in the NBA, and responded by saying that it was the best way to go.
“It’s really going to help our teams,” Harden said.
“I’ve been doing it for so long that I think the best version of it is to go up there and make it look like you’re the guy who makes it.
And if you make it looks like you are the guy that makes it, then that’s great.
That’s the best 3-pointers that the league has.”
Harden is not alone in using the 3 pointers as a method to score.
Former Houston Rockets forward/center/center, Chris Paul, also spoke about the technology during a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and said that he and Harden have “a good relationship.”
The new 3s have been popular with the NBA as they allow for players to shoot more accurately and accurately in the paint, which is often an area of weakness for NBA teams.
As an added benefit, the 3s allow for better spacing and help with spacing.
However, Harden’s comments have been met with backlash.
Many players have expressed frustration at how they were perceived by NBA fans and fans have also voiced their concerns about how the 3 balls affect their game.
The NBA’s decision to introduce 3-points has not gone unnoticed by fans and NBA players.
Harden, who is one of the top players in the league, said during the 2017 offseason that he did not want to change the game by altering the way the game was played.