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James Harden has quit

What James Harden is doing right now in the NBA has to be some other form of performance art.

“We’re just not good enough — obviously, chemistry, talent-wise, just everything — and it was clear these last few games,” Harden told reporters following another lackluster performance in his team’s fourth loss in five games. He finished his blunt news conference by saying, “I love this city. I’ve literally done everything that I can. I mean, this situation, it’s crazy. It’s something that I don’t think can be fixed, so, yeah, thanks.”

Let’s unpack all of this nonsense, starting with this declaration: “I’ve literally done everything that I can.