Harden was not happy with the San Antonio Spurs star’s position after scoring, leading to a barging contest between the pair as fans were left unimpressed.
James Harden was brutally mocked by NBA fans as he got involved in a brawl minutes into the first quarter.
The Houston Rockets are having a difficult time against the San Antonio Spurs, losing 72-53 at home.
The point guard tops the NBA scoring charts at 1,021 points.
Footage has emerged, though, of the 30-year-old’s timer getting the better of him at the Toyota Center.
In the clip, there are just over six minutes left of the first quarter.
Spurs have raced out to a 20-7 lead – and Harden is at fault for two more points.
The point guard is put under pressure by opposite number Dejounte Murray.
And the visitors win back possession, with the 23-year-old jumping to a dunk all on his own.
Harden tries to get the ball back for a quick restart but the Spurs man stars in his way.
The Rockets star holds nothing back as he shoves the point guard away.