He didn't disapear until the finals. Dude was balling in the first 3 series.
WHAAATT??? I beg of you brothers to stop repeating what you hear, and go by what you see. Harden was absolutely terrible in the finals, he made a few nice 4th quarter shots vs the spurs but other than that was decent in the conference finals, he was terrible vs the lakers and his best moments were in the first round. Kobe was busy getting burned on defense by westbrook. Ron artest was busy getting burned by durant on defense. Harden couldn't even take advantage of that, thabo's defense on kobe was a lot more valuable than harden coming off the bench and shooting 35% from the field, and 25% from three. He had one more a.ssist than turnovers for that entire series so I don't want to hear that he's a playmaker stuff, he thrives in pick and roll and that's where a majority of his dimes and playmaking mystique appear from and he struggled big time when you take that away from him. He's a solid player, but people act like he's something that's he's not.