Disgruntled NBA superstar James Harden has had an odd season.
While the Rockets guard has asked to be traded out of Houston it seems like the Rockets are planning on keeping him for the entire season.
Via The Ringer
Front office executives around the NBA say Houston is growing more confident that Harden will be content to stick around at least through the rest of the season. Sources say Harden still prefers to be dealt, and losses like Sunday’s 18-point defeat to the Lakers won’t help Houston’s case. But Harden himself expressed optimism for Houston’s future on Saturday, telling reporters, “As long as we continue to find chemistry, we have a chance to do something special.”
While attempting to get traded it appears that Harden hasn’t gotten himself in shape. On Tuesday night, a video of a hefty looking Harden went viral on Twitter after the announcer on NBA TV made a snarky comment.
"James Harden definitely had a pregame meal." 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nczoFAomTY
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) January 13, 2021
NBA fans of course had hilarious jokes about Harden’s apparent weight gain.
james harden about to drop a 40 point triple double after hitting the buffet pic.twitter.com/mPIvnftnEX
— buckets (@buckets) January 13, 2021
— Nothin’ But Airtime (@NothinBtAirtime) January 13, 2021
James Harden deadass doesn’t care about basketball anymore 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/9dnaNTeN1t
— Fredo🗽 (@goknickstape) January 13, 2021
At least when I see James Harden these days it doesn't make me feel bad about my lack of activity over the last few months…
— Sarah Todd (@NBASarah) January 13, 2021
James Harden and I have the same body shape. But he’s richer than me so he can get away with it. https://t.co/jepS7xnka6
— Andrew Hammond (@ahammTNT) January 13, 2021
There are 14 Torchy’s Tacos in Houston. Can you blame James Harden? pic.twitter.com/t1nGZ3ARre
— BroBible (@BroBible) January 13, 2021