There’s something different about James Harden.
The Houston Rockets star was back in action Tuesday night in his first preseason game since demanding a trade out of town, but it was Harden’s physique that was grabbing everyone’s attention.
Perhaps it was just an unflattering screengrab making its way across the internet, but the 31-year-old three-time scoring champion appeared as if he was not quite in game shape and may have put on a few pounds in the offseason.
Harden already has plenty of attention on him due to his trade demands, but his appearance on Tuesday night against the Spurs drew more eyeballs for all the wrong reasons.
Naturally, everyone on social media had some fun with Harden’s new physique and the jokes were quickly flowing:
Whatever you want to say about Harden’s weight, he seemed to be just fine once the game started.