When the man who led the league in technicals and has been ejected more than a drunk sorority girl on a mechanical bull is the voice of reason, you know Houston has a problem.
James Harden has found a new home with Kevin Durant and Kyrie’s ghost in Brooklyn after treating the Rockets franchise with all the respect given to a substitute teacher who wants to continue the lesson plan.
- Requested a trade in the offseason
- Partied in Vegas and Atlanta while the team practiced
- Showed up looking like Sherman Klump
- He said the Rockets just aren’t “good enough” and are unfixable after losing to the NBA champs
First-year Rocket DeMarcus Cousins is understandably not happy about Harden treating him like his fifth option for prom, and said as much during a press conference this week.
#Rockets Demarcus Cousins on the Harden situation & public comments last night, if he feels betrayed after signing here. “I don’t feel betrayed at all, my interest (in signing here) was playing with John Wall to be brutally honest.” (More in video below). @SportsTalk790 pic.twitter.com/cBNGbcj7ML
— Adam Wexler (@AdamJWexler) January 13, 2021
“Obviously, it’s disrespectful, but everybody has a right to their opinion. We feel some type of way about some of his actions.
I don’t feel betrayed. My interest was playing with John Wall, to be perfectly honest. … The disrespect (from Harden) started way before any interview. Just his approach the training camp, showing up the way he did, the antics off the court. The disrespect started way before. This isn’t something that all of a sudden happened last night. …
The other 14 guys in the locker room have done nothing to him. For us to be on the receiving end of disrespectful comments and antics… it’s completely unfair to the rest of the guys in the locker room.” [transcribed by RocketsWire]
As an NBA fan who has no vested interest in the well-being of either the Nets or Rockets, this is an ideal situation. What is going to happen in Brooklyn with three of the most sensitive stars this league has ever seen will be nothing short of must-watch television. Sending strength to Steve Nash.