James Harden takes a jab at Giannis Antetokounmpo, says playing like him ‘takes no skill at all’

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 16: James Harden #2 of Team LeBron dribbles the ball while being guarded by Giannis Antetokounmpo #24 of Team Giannis in the fourth quarter during the 69th NBA All-Star Game at the United Center on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Two MVP candidates exchanged shots at each other. Giannis Antetokounmpo criticized James Harden’s game following the All-Star Game, saying Team Giannis looked for option in offense by giving the ball to the player who is guarded by the Beard, indirectly criticizing his defense.

The Rockets’ superstar had his own response. Harden said that being seven feet tall and running and just dunking takes no skill at all:

“I wish I could just run … and was 7 feet and run and just dunk. Like, that takes no skill at all. I gotta actually learn how to play basketball, how to have skill, you know? I’d take that any day.”

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Kendrick Perkins thinks the beef between two superstars is good for the league: