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Perk blasts James Harden for going to strip clubs during the '12 NBA Finals


A strip club in Houston retired James Harden's jersey after spending a huge amount of money as a regular. Perhaps the one in Miami should do the same, if for no other reason than his outings there during the '12 NBA Finals.

This is something Kendrick Perkins revealed about The Beard on All The Smoke. Harden's disappearing act in the Finals against the Heat wasn't due to the lack of experience, nor the lights being too bright. As Perk described, James became the victim of his bad habits, and it reflected on his performance in a five-game series.

Russ and KD came to play. I had a couple double-doubles. Serge was doing pretty good. But, man, James ain’t give us s***. And you know why. Motherf***ing King of Diamonds and everything cut a hole in his hands.

Kendrick Perkins, All The Smoke

Harden had an incredible series against the Spurs prior to OKC's cross-conference matchup against Miami. He was the team's second-leading scorer throughout six games, averaging 18.5/5.5/3.7 off the bench on .493/.609/.806 shooting splits. But once it was time to play Miami's Big Three, the '12 Sixth Man of The Year winner lost his focus.

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In San Antonio, he didn’t have a damn thing to do. S***, we got to motherf***ing Miami, s***, it was every-motherf***ing-thing to do. We couldn’t get that motherf***ker to buy a bucket in that motherf***er.

Kendrick Perkins, All The Smoke

Whatever Harden missed in San Antonio, he compensated for while on the road in Miami. The discrepancy in the levels of play was obvious, and despite his teammates' efforts to put him back on track, Harden never played to the best of his ability.

In Miami, he couldn’t get his rest. Motherf***er was out every motherf***ing night

Kendrick Perkins, All The Smoke

James finished the series averaging 12.4 points on .375 from the field and .318 from the three-point line, becoming the one to blame for Miami's gentleman's sweep over the Thunder. But to be fair, the one calling out his former teammate wasn't exactly a world-beater in that series, and he sure wasn’t as good as he insinuated.

With two under-performers in the starting lineup, the Thunder stood no chance against LeBron, D-Wade, and Chris Bosh. With less strip club hoppin' by The Beard, perhaps that wouldn't have been the case.

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