Upon seeing this picture I came to a realization. I owe a countless amount of people in my life an apology. Don't take it personal because I truly didn't understand what I was doing until now, but I was lying to you every single time I said "I don't give a fuck". Don't be silly, I truly didn't care about whatever it was that we were discussing at the time. However, if James Harden laying down - potentially catching some Z's - about 3 inches from the court in the final minutes of a playoff game is the benchmark for "not giving a fuck" then I have ALWAYS given at least a half of one.
We are talking about the most widely criticized superstar in the NBA. A player that went from an MVP candidate to coming into training camp out of shape. A player whose piss poor defense definitively stands out in a league full of shitty defense. A player whose own teammates hate him, and act like they are at a funeral when he makes a game winning shot. That player consciously decided to lay down like the Rastafarian Rip Van Winkle while his team was down 28 points in a postseason game. Steph Curry is over on the WINNNG bench crying actual tears because he aggravated his knee injury, and James Harden is basically taking a nap while the game is still going on. That's a level of apathy so unforeseen that I absolutely have to respect it. I just can't help but think that's a move that's anything but intentional. A move that says "if you're going to hate me anyway then I might as well give you another reason". I'm actually embarrassed that I have ever tried to claim indifference, because nothing I have done remotely compares to an NBA player deciding he's too tired to sit in a chair on national television.
P.S. We have a winner!