NBA trade rumor season is in full swing and it didn’t take long for NBA fans to lose their minds.
On Monday night ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski released a bombshell report claiming James Harden had turned down a $50 million extension from the Houston Rockets and instructed them to trade him to the Brooklyn Nets.
After turning down the chance to become the first $50 million a year player in league history, Houston Rockets guard All-NBA guard James Harden has made it clear to ownership that he’s singularly focused on a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell ESPN.
As Harden’s conversations with the Nets stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving ramped up in recent weeks on the West Coast, sources say the Rockets made a pitch for him to sign the maximum allowable extension — two years and $103 million on top of the remaining three years, $133 million on his current deal.
Harden immediately posted a video of himself unscrewing a water bottle cap amid all the trade rumors.
Harden calling cap? 👀
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 17, 2020
NBA fans immediately debated whether Harden was trying to say cap (the reports are lying) or no cap (there is truth to the reports).
Can’t tell if he’s trying to say cap or no cap https://t.co/JfMSoSDOsT
— Ameen (@bucksin6ixs) November 17, 2020
CAP OR NO CAP, THAT IS THE QUESTION pic.twitter.com/BeYLjZF0m5
— sam (@TheOnlyNetsFan) November 17, 2020
He focused on the cap for too long. If it was no cap he should’ve thrown the cap away or focused on the bottle while it was cap less 👁
— brandyn (@___brandyn) November 17, 2020
Gonna spend the next 48 hours trying decide if this means cap or no cap. Nobody try to contact me https://t.co/b8d3haw1K7
— LebronJamesHarden™️ (@LBJamesHarden) November 17, 2020
NBA Twitter trying to decide if Harden meant “cap” or “no cap” with his Instagram story pic.twitter.com/nFgwC18hEP
— 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒆 🌩 (@Three_Cone) November 17, 2020
“Okay, but is it cap or no cap?” pic.twitter.com/5fV6prEzsy
— Matt Brooks (@MattBrooksNBA) November 17, 2020
The ultimate in cryptic tweets does he mean “cap” or does he mean “no cap”
The NBA us better than any drama idc https://t.co/V3MY1L2BtM
— Kate (@KateBDoll) November 17, 2020
HE WANNA GO TO BROOKLYN NO CAP https://t.co/fylI3aLIZL
— Joe Basile (@AsapBasile98) November 17, 2020