A sulking James Harden seems like it could drag an entire locker room of professional athletes into the depths of a basketball depression unlike anything we could possibly imagine.
And it looks like the Houston Rockets are headed in that direction. And NBA fans know this on the eve of the beginning of the regular season.
“Next question” was a stone cold response from Harden during a presser when asked if he felt any better about the situation on the team after reporting for camp, despite an epic push to be traded.
Now the drama continues.
Before we get to the reactions, Harden was trending outside of the top ten on a busy afternoon for news, but will be one of the biggest storylines heading into the start of the NBA season…
Harden when asked if he feels better about the situation in Houston pic.twitter.com/NendmKiP0g
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 21, 2020
#Rockets fans when they see Harden on the court in the season opener even though they spoke the Simmons trade into existence for a whole month. pic.twitter.com/FgJ41QQPXt
— hayden gray (@haydenmgray) December 21, 2020
I have a dream to see James Harden in a Miami heat jersey pic.twitter.com/sTSxTipjaL
— Mert (@MrtKrkl1) December 20, 2020
Do y’all wanna see Harden in a Raptors uniform? If so, who you trading? #WeTheNorth #rtz pic.twitter.com/iVTGmNsR7L
— Raptors Collective (@rapscollective) December 21, 2020
James Harden to the Denver Nuggets for Jamal Murray??? pic.twitter.com/ikwTIhRwS7
— ML (@ML4Rings) December 21, 2020
Thank god we’re NOT getting James Harden
— LOVELY (@IAMJVKNIGHT) December 22, 2020
James Harden is a fraud player with 0 finals mvps and 0 finals wins. prove me wrong 🤡
— 𝙙𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙚𝙣🧀 (@ToasterKlay) December 22, 2020
Okay, I’m sick of the rumors. Is James Harden getting traded to Biden’s cabinet or not?
— Dan Devon (@dandevondotcom) December 22, 2020
A growing sentiment with Raptors fans. Is it that you feel he’s a culture buster? Is it the defense? The partying? The contract? The player cost? Of the last 10 MVP winners Harden is the only one fans in other cities actively campaign against or dismiss. It’s excessive. https://t.co/zPEMJOJcls
— Darren Andrade (@darrenandradeTO) December 22, 2020
There is a possibility some deal could get done. But there hasn’t been any news that it will happen before Wednesday’s opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who took the Rockets to the limit in last season’s playoffs