James Harden wants the pandemic to ‘calm down’ before returning to the NBA | The Jump

Zach Lowe and Kendrick Perkins join Rachel Nichols on The Jump and react to the NBA issuing guidelines to help ramp up for the 2019-20 NBA season in early June, (1:48) Houston Rockets star James Harden saying he wants to return to the NBA when the coronavirus pandemic “calms down” and (4:04) Los Angeles Lakers SF Jared Dudley saying he expects players to monitor their own health to limit exposure to COVID-19.
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  1. JSUTrumpet

    May 21, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Not catching a virus has nothing to do with toughness. That was the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

  2. Floyd Mayweather 50-0

    May 21, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Shut it down until next year.

  3. Xx NASH xX

    May 21, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    Perk is talking like he ain’t retired and is rdy to get back lol

  4. cuatro cinco

    May 21, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    I know everyone wants their money and most likely it might turn out fine. But there is a chance you do get sick, there is a chance you do die or get someone killed. Can you bear the burden if the worst happens?
    Ask yourselves that players.

    Good luck and hope no one gets sick or worse. Be praying for you guys if you play.

  5. BlockedByGinobili Headass

    May 21, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    He doesn’t want people to see him choke in the playoffs again. He’s just prolonging the inevitable.

  6. Chessbox09

    May 21, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    I’m all in for watching the NBA without James Harden. Not surprised though, he doesn’t like contact to begin with imagine now😆

    • Larry Keys

      May 22, 2020 at 12:59 am


  7. RebelDaSoundz

    May 21, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Some players are going to test + for covid which will give certain teams and players an advantage

  8. Luke Samuel

    May 22, 2020 at 12:01 am

    anyone else notice that Lowe had his mic upside down the whole time?

  9. Michael Reyes

    May 22, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Perkins , Jay will, Ryan hollins need to be off the air


    May 22, 2020 at 12:12 am

    I don’t blame him.. we seen that wwe match with no fans & it was weird af on top of the fact that it’s just to early without a cure to be risking players health like that.

  11. afkar ansar

    May 22, 2020 at 12:24 am

    did Kendrick Perkin just compare playing basketball to doing essential services like grocery clerks and gas station people… those guys still have masks and protection when working where as players will be so close they’re sweating on each other. They need to limit perkins opinions to things strictly related to basketball

  12. Devine from Brooklyn

    May 22, 2020 at 12:28 am

    So perkin’s mindset is, “just go play” because the group of people that is notorious for putting profit over people says it’s gonna take your safety into account so you can resume the season…..

    Yeah ok smh

  13. YoungAli

    May 22, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Harden just mad he can’t go to the strip club after losing

  14. MrJones870

    May 22, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Maybe that’s the reason he was left off Bad and Boujee I mean, the stars call 🤷🏿‍♂️

  15. SeekingAlpha

    May 22, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Can’t believe the mainstream media has this much control of the minds of the people. Welcome to the New World Order you useless eater. If you believe this a real pandemic and not something more sinister behind the scenes you’re a lost soul. I’m tired of all you mainstream media conspiracy theorist.

  16. Dre Walton

    May 22, 2020 at 1:20 am

    can Harden needs to use this f****** money to buy a f****** care

  17. C H

    May 22, 2020 at 1:21 am

    I think the only way to do this is to take the 16 teams that made the playoffs when the season stopped and have a playoff tournament. All players teams report to wherever and you stay til you lose. Big tv ratings. Huge. Only way to do this.

  18. Oridginale24

    May 22, 2020 at 2:05 am

    The bronsexuals are really triggered by Harden’s comment. The bronsexuals would suffer the most if the season gets cancelled.

    I think the season will get cancelled. There will probably be a new wave in June when everything is re-opened. Another wave is supposed to hit in September when the flu season starts.

  19. J Lo

    May 22, 2020 at 2:25 am

    Lmaooo Jared Dudley got the walk in and some highlights in 😂😂😂

  20. Alexander Staples

    May 22, 2020 at 2:28 am

    People forget James Harden has asthma

  21. Snerd Terguson

    May 22, 2020 at 2:40 am

    What a terrible point. Not catching a disease is a badge of honor and shows toughness? So if you end up getting covid you’re weak? Honestly, it isn’t toughness, it’s luck and basic protective measures.

  22. WorLd713

    May 22, 2020 at 2:49 am

    He got asthma too

  23. Davey J

    May 22, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Need time to fill the center position 🎑

  24. Tony Vu

    May 22, 2020 at 2:50 am

    Nothing wrong with Harden for saying this. For rich star athletes specifically, what’s the point of accumulating all that wealth and fame just to die at a young age.

  25. Zach

    May 22, 2020 at 2:51 am

    ESPN Tomorrow: Does James Harden’s stance on return due to Covid-19 prove modern players are “soft?”

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