Harden is receiving a ton of praise this year, and he's having a great year scoring wise. He is definitely a talented player, hell, he never really has to face contested shots, because of how much space he creates and the threat of a foul. Sports media is gushing over this guy as if this year is the greatest offensive year in NBA history. Is this just the nature of the media these days? Everybody is scared to be labeled a "hater" if they don't give credit to the guy. He is throwing up some awful percentages. And i get that Paul has been out, and their offensive talent is lacking.. but the guy travels and chucks the ball all over the court, and everybody is damn near in love with him.