Poor James Harden.
The guy went to the Olympics fresh from an NBA finals defeat that was still sour in the mouth. So when the USA were in the middle of utterly demolishing Nigeria, Coach K decides ‘lets play James.’
Mr. Harden had no clue about was what was going to happen to him (or you could say his ankles.).
After a hard screen from Alade Aminu, Harden is given the task of guarding Tony Skinn. Pretty straight forward right? Wrong.
Skinn drives right Harden follows, then in a blur Hardens hit the deck and Skinn has three points to his name.
USA went on to win by a margin that was so large I’m not sure if it even qualifies as a blowout, but James’ ankles were never the same again.