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  1. Oct 2015
    1. One night before school, in fact, when Harden was a bare-cheeked, baggy-shirted ninth-grader, he grabbed a green marker and left his mother a note. Today, 12 years later, she retrieves it for me from its place atop the dresser inside her Houston home.Could u wake me up at 7:00 And could u leave me a couple of dollarsJames then autographed the thing, in loopy cursive, before adding an instruction that was intended -- completely earnestly -- as equal parts pledge and IOU:P.S. Keep this paper. Imma be a star

      Cool Harden story from 9th grade.

    2. Three weeks later, in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, Harden fell apart in a 104-90 road loss, shooting 2-for-11 from the field with a brutal 12 turnovers. One game after dropping 45-9-5 at home to stave off elimination, it was over. "I was too antsy, doing things I don't usually do," Harden recalls. "And for a year of hard work to end that way? That affected me more than any other loss." In the visiting locker room, Harden broke down and cried.

      Interesting story I hadn't heard before. Author notes below that Harden cried in the locker-room after Lillard's 3 to end the Rocket's season.

    3. He knows what he's doing; he's being coy here.

    4. Interesting article about James Harden and how unconventional his game is. I don't like watching him play, but mad respect...

    1. "I want to invest a trillion dollars in rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. I do want to do that because I think that will create up to 13 million jobs," Sanders said.

      Not just cuts, but spending too.

    2. Corporate America, you ain't going to stash your money in the Cayman Islands and not pay any taxes at all

      Thank goodness; this is ridiculous. But will these companies outright leave?

    3. "Medicare for all" insurance system

      Robert Reich suggests something similar.