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James Harden says he’s healthy, it’s ‘scary hours’ for rest of league

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 15: James Harden attends the Lionne Fall/Winter ’21 Runway Show at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on August 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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James Harden has been by far the most durable of Brooklyn’s big three over the course of their careers, but that didn’t stop a hamstring issue from sidelining him and slowing him down this past postseason.

This weekend, Harden was in Houston celebrating his 32nd birthday and having a little — okay, week-long, not-so-little — party. One part of that was a celebrity softball tournament on Sunday, with proceeds from fan tickets going to Harden’s 3 The Harden Way foundation (which offers scholarships for economically disadvantaged students). At that game, Ari Alexander of KPRC 2 television in Houston caught up with Harden and asked him what Nets fans can expect to see this season.

Scary hours... it’s not the first time Harden has used that phrase.

Harden says he’s healthy, Kevin Durant was unquestionably healthy leading Team USA to gold in Tokyo, and Kyrie Irving should be good to go as well. If those three are healthy when the playoffs start, they are the clear favorites to win the NBA title.

Harden isn’t wrong. If this team is healthy, it is scary hours for the rest of the league.