1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

James Harden: “I’ve done everything for the city, but I don’t think it can be fixed”

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rudy, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Aware

    Aware Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2014
    Messages:
    828
    Likes Received:
    989
    it all went to **** once that trade for westbrook happened. thats on him.

    i get demanding a trade but that **** he pulled today is weak
    i hope we get a fat offer from sacramento and he's stuck there
     
    1Deep, Caesar, ICEibuPROfen and 10 others like this.
  2. ipaman

    ipaman Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    12,444
    Likes Received:
    6,853
    You could argue it was a good thing that Silas did this early because Silas just started with the Rox and Harden is moving on. Silas gotta worry about his future not Hardens. Let's see how it works out.
     
    Denovo and Ramo$e like this.
  3. Rudyc281

    Rudyc281 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    7,976
    Likes Received:
    4,557
    Get Riley on the phone ASAP
     
    JayGoogle likes this.
  4. JayGoogle

    JayGoogle Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    42,753
    Likes Received:
    24,898
    He just could have handled this a lot better. A lot of people are going to look at this as him blaming the team for being bad and quitting on them...and no one knows.

    I never got into the whole "Did Harden quit!?" arguments because we can't know what a guy is thinking. I do think he was super passive and it reminded me of Kobe some of those nights when he wanted out.

    I think this quote confirms he never really checked in to this season. I could see if the team was 0-9 or something but 3-6? It feels like was thinking the team was bad (and we know he thought that) and didn't wait long to confirm it.
     
    joshuaao, IvanLCPM, Rudyc281 and 2 others like this.
  5. cdxiong

    cdxiong Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    540
    Can't blame him. Nothing has gone right since the 2018 run. Wish him the best in his future team.
     
    Nook likes this.
  6. xtruroyaltyx

    xtruroyaltyx Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Messages:
    7,328
    Likes Received:
    5,049
    They aren’t built the same.
     
    ipaman, JayGoogle and Rudyc281 like this.
  7. IvanLCPM

    IvanLCPM Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2014
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    274
    I can understand him wanting to leave, but he knows saying stuff like “I don’t think this can be fixed” is a way to lower his trade value and make Houston more desperate to trade him. I’ve been ready to move on since day 1 of this drama, but please don’t tank your value and force our hand publicly. “I’ve do everything for this city” doesn’t come out as truthful when your actions show you don’t give a f***.

    That being said, I still have enjoyed every minute of this crazy ride and am grateful for having witnessed such a great run. He is for sure #2 behind Hakeem. Good luck (or maybe not, if I’m being completely honest) and let’s start the rebuild. Jaylen Brown + picks would be a great start!
     
    kjayp and joshuaao like this.
  8. opticon

    opticon Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    2,262
    Likes Received:
    802
    Harden is done just being on a "Nice Story" team. Its cool to be up and coming when your 25 - 27. Your view on your window changes alot when your in your early 30s.
     
    Mr Chuck Norris likes this.
  9. Bobbythegreat

    Bobbythegreat Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    53,189
    Likes Received:
    14,266
    Nonsense, Harden destroyed the best team in franchise history by demanding CP3 be flipped for one of his friends that is terrible at basketball and who has the worst contract in the league.... despite that the Rockets did their best to field a competitive team and Harden is just too much of a loser to show up and try.

    Harden being pathetic is the biggest problem with the franchise right now.
     
    jboslett, ipaman, Gabe0941 and 2 others like this.
  10. Ramo$e

    Ramo$e Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2016
    Messages:
    2,270
    Likes Received:
    1,706
    He never cared about what it meant for the franchise if it didn't work out, like the rest of his request. That's exactly why he is stuck waiting. He'll be playing until the right kings ransom comes along. Sorry James. Time to let the youngsters play.
     
    Rudyc281 and IvanLCPM like this.
  11. Eleazucena

    Eleazucena Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    106
    he is going to Nets and Nets alone.. what can they offer... sigh
     
  12. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    30,949
    Likes Received:
    24,895
    Y’all need to calm down — when he says he doesn’t think the city can be fixed, he means the drainage.
     
  13. tinywang

    tinywang Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,503
    Likes Received:
    348
    this is depressing
     
  14. cdain3

    cdain3 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,945
    Likes Received:
    665
  15. TheRealAllpro

    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    5,822
    Likes Received:
    4,980
    I told CFs this and you ppl didn’t want to listen. Now his trade value is even lower!!
     
    Rudyc281 likes this.
  16. Reeko

    Reeko Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    27,849
    Likes Received:
    74,849
    Is he the one who made Tilman penny pinch coming off a 65 win season so that we were dumpster diving for the likes of MCW, Melo, and Ennis? Is he the one who made Tilman give up a pick to acquire a mediocre player like Shumpert and get off more salary? Asking for a friend...
     
    317ONP4RK and HP3 like this.
  17. smoothie

    smoothie Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2001
    Messages:
    20,015
    Likes Received:
    5,127
    you're entitled to feel that way. but I see it from James' perspective too. he wants to win and under tilman the roster keeps getting worse each year as costs are cut. he's getting older and has stayed here as long as he could. now's the time to move on. the organization could've done some things better to keep him. an equal amount of blame should be placed on Tilman and Patrick.

    at the end of the day he's the second greatest rocket of all time. and no ill will at the end of his tenure will undo everything he's done on the court for the past 8 or 9 years here.
     
    317ONP4RK, Reeko, HP3 and 1 other person like this.
  18. JayGoogle

    JayGoogle Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    42,753
    Likes Received:
    24,898
    Kobe definitely quit on the Lakers btu Lebron never quit on the Cavs. Never.

    His last year there the first time around was ECF appearance IIRC (just off the top of my head) and he had a great series.

    the 2nd time around he left in the finals after losing to the Warriors.

    Nah, Lebron never quit on a team. He left his teams in decent shape (Just his absence means a team dramatically gets worse) and always was on short contracts to pressure teams to make sure they were building around him.

    Also I'm sure everyone is frustrated but how many of those guys are throwing Harden under the bus right now? We have any shade quotes from Wall or Cousins or anyone?
     
    Ramo$e and BeBreezy like this.
  19. TheRealAllpro

    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    5,822
    Likes Received:
    4,980
    Blame ya owner dumbass
     
  20. jerryclark

    jerryclark Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,836
    Likes Received:
    2,222
    revisionist history. That year before westbrook was pitiful. The rockets would be on a timberwolves level decade long playoff drought without harden
     
    HP3 likes this.

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now