James Harden accidentally hit himself in the face with the ball and Josh Hart was shook 🤣 pic.twitter.com/l1FeUn0cxX— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 27, 2019
A lot of people are calling this a bone headed play by Harden. But not so fast. Because if the ball had bounced higher than Harden’s head it would have been an automatic technical. As it was, his face prevented the technical. So, it was actually a heads up play by Harden.
You can’t coach that type of awareness. MVP type stuff and it’s only the first week of the NBA season.
Also, very nice of Josh Hart to be so concerned for Harden’s well being:
Josh Hart's reaction to James Harden was PERFECT. 😂pic.twitter.com/yp2FUJNaP4— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) October 27, 2019
Luckily, all appears to be just fine thanks to the beard: