James Harden and Joel Embiid are now the new hot pair for Kevin Garnett, dubbing them as ‘Kobe and Shaq’. In the latest edition of the KG: Certified, Kevin Garnett has made bold claims about the new pairing and Paul Pierce is in no way on the same page as Kevin Garnett.
James Harden and Joel Embiid, are they really Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal material?
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal are regarded as one of the most fearsome duos to have ever graced the NBA. It is quite simple; the facts speak for themselves as the pair have achieved a lot of success during their time together in the Los Angeles Lakers from a very young age. They have won 3 NBA titles with the Lakers and won in it consecutively, they had their own share of differences which made the two take separate ways, which saw Shaquille O’Neal go to the Miami Heats. Since then, there has never been a duo quite up to the standards that the legendary duo had developed. James Harden and Joel Embiid will be building a new duo after a long time which is going to bring some heat.
James Harden is one fine player in the NBA and Joel Embiid has found his prime recently, after the trade between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, the two are now teammates which is quite dangerous. James Harden has played with a lot of star players like Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, and Chris Paul, his best-ever Playoff result came with the Oklahoma City Thunders. James Harden despite playing with such talent has not been able to put his hands on that Elusive Trophy, will this be the time he lifts one with Joel Embiid and the Sixers?
Kevin Garnett is sold by the pairing of Harden and Embiid, Paul Pierce not so much
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have done numerous episodes featuring each other, in the recent edition of “KG: Certified”, both were indulging in an interesting talk about which was the most perfect trade during the winter trade, where Kevin Garnett has witnessed to have found the New Kobe and Shaq duo in the form of James Harden and Joel Embiid. Paul Pierce, however, disagreed with his former teammate.
It is quite early to judge the new pairing in form of James Harden and Joel Embiid and giving them comparing them to legendary duos of the past. The Los Angeles Lakers blossomed during the times of Kobe and Shaquille, they won 3 titles with the Purple and Gold. With the Sixers acquiring the services of James Harden there has been a lot of talk going around and the hype has been building. It is yet to be seen how the pair will develop their partnership, and will they be able to live up to the hype? As the second half of the season begins the Sixers will be looking to win as many games before the playoffs and build strong chemistry between the team.
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