Houston Rockets guard James Harden defended his style of play during an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols on Friday.

While Harden didn’t mention a player by name, his comment came after Nichols mentioned Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s joke about taking Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker over Harden in the All-Star Game draft since he wanted someone who would pass the ball.

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Harden noted that he has to constantly work on his skill set since he doesn’t have the same size and athleticism as some other players

While Giannis seemed to be kidding, Harden didn’t find it funny considering he ranks ninth in the NBA in assists per game with 7.3, while Walker is tied for 36th with 5.0 per game.

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