Only a few minutes later he was again criticized after being barely touched on the flop.
Harden had an absolute first-quarter monster scoring 17 points in just 10 minutes with 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
The Houston Rockets roared at 39 to 39 after the first quarter when Harden showed his class playing with the Utah Jazz defense.
His most impressive but most embarrassing moment came after crossing Ricky Rubio. The big number three fell over.
After seeing his opponent fall to the ground, Harden stepped back, pulled his shoulders up and picked up a three just to see the ball jump off the rim.
The fans saw the joy in it and joked that the Jazz Rubio must replace with another guard.
A fan wrote: "LMAO Harden was missing. How embarrassing!
"Death, taxes and James Harden embarrassing Ricky Rubio," wrote another.
Another wrote: "Harden is EMBARRASSING Utah.
For the Rockets' main star, however, things were not all positive after being accused of being torn down after a faint, disgusting foul.
Fans accepted Twitter as the striker one even wrote praises to Him in spite of the call.
One wrote: "My goodness Harden is a flop."
"Harden already in the Flop Hall of Fame," joked another.
One Another wrote: "Really got that flop milking. "
A fan wrote," Bruh, watching Harden Flop, is so awfully smh. "
" James Harden deserves an Oscar for this flop against Joe Ingles, "another tweeting.
" Harden is an animal … he's also king of the flop, "joked a fan.