Former Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale, working as an analyst on NBA TV, declared that superstar James Harden “is not a leader” while praising the franchise’s acquisition of Chris Paul. “James can see all the passes and do everything, but James is not a leader,” McHale said as part of a panel on NBA TV. “He tried being a leader last year, tried doing all that stuff. I think Chris Paul is going to help him just kind of get back into just being able to hoop and play and stuff like that. “On every team, you have to have a voice. On every team, you have to have somebody that when they say something, people listen. Like if James tells you, ‘You’ve got to play better D,’ are you going to listen to him? I lived through it. Believe me, everybody in the locker room did this [put their head down with their hand on their forehead]. Every time he mentioned defense, everybody would put their head down.” The Rockets fired McHale in November 2015,…

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