- Video: Kyrie Irving successfully sneaks Bam Adebayo his jersey after Miami Heat-Brooklyn Nets game
- Udonis Haslem says Duncan Robinson is the best shooter he’s ever seen
- Report: Avery Bradley announces exact date he plans to return for Miami Heat
- Report: Miami Heat optimistic that Avery Bradley and Jimmy Butler will return by end of week
- Report: Major update offered on when Jimmy Butler could return for Miami Heat
- Former Miami Heat forward reveals he’s been getting recurring death threats, fears being separated from daughter
- Udonis Haslem sends NSFW message about connection with James Harden
- Video: Security hilariously stops Bam Adebayo from swapping jerseys with Kyrie Irving
- Robin Lopez called out Miami Heat for being ‘thespians’ after Tyler Herro embellished contact
- Report: 3 Miami Heat players included in Team USA’s 2021 Olympic player pool
Report: There is ‘serious skepticism’ about James Harden’s potential fit with Miami Heat
- Updated: December 17, 2020
According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick, there are questions about whether or not Harden could adapt to the Heat’s culture.
“History has shown us that no one ever really knows what Pat Riley is up to,” Amick wrote. “That’s part of his genius, right? And as one interested executive put it, you can never put anything past him.
“But if you thought the [Milwaukee] Bucks culture was picky, the Heat ecosystem is on a different level altogether.
“So when it comes to this question of whether Riles, longtime general manager Andy Elisburg and coach Erik Spoelstra might want to convert Harden into their world of discipline and dirty work, it’s safe to say there’s serious skepticism here from sources close to the situation. Especially considering Harden’s recent antics.”
Harden missed the beginning of the Rockets’ training camp, but he has since joined the team.
While Harden is an elite scorer, it is fair to question whether or not he could mess up Miami’s chemistry.
After all, Russell Westbrook reportedly didn’t like the preferential treatment Harden received during their time together in Houston.
Who’s to say that Harden will change his ways in Miami?
The Heat have already made the NBA Finals with their current core, so they may be inclined to run it back rather than make a franchise-altering move by dealing for Harden.