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[SI] James Harden reveals why he left Houston

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Jalen Green OnlyFan, Aug 19, 2021.

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Does this offend you as a Houstonian?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Jalen Green OnlyFan

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    Just offends Jalen Green Onlyfans.

    You're going to be one of those guys aren't you?
     
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  3. Haymitch

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    Why would it offend me? It's not like I'm the Houston Business Czar. If someone doesn't like something about Houston, or doesn't like anything about Houston, I couldn't care less. There are plenty of cities I don't love and I think it would be stupid if someone from ________ got offended because I would rather live somewhere else.
     
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  4. JW86

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    That’s just something he’s saying now that he’s a Net. Would’ve said the same, no matter where he was traded.
     
  5. xaos

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    No big deal
     
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  6. YOLO

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    nvm the fact that it clearly says one of the reasons. JaGOF's :rolleyes:

    Why in the world would this offend anyone. That makes no sense whatsoever. Are you a factor in his branding? No ok. Do you impact any of his actual business ventures in any way? No ok.
     
  7. DreamShook

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    im not offended. Harden is in a place where he wants to be. Rockets seem to be on the right track with their rebuild. It could have been worse. We only had to struggle watch for 1 year.
     
  8. VickMackey

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    Just as long as he doesn’t want to live in Detroit
     
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  9. GOOGOOMECHUCK

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    I no longer care about Harden. He proved time and time again that he’s not a guy that can win you a ship but he def can be a Robin or an Alfred. Will always cherish that regular season moments he provided.
     
  10. Fulgore

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    Who cares. Wasn’t winning nothing with him anyway. I’m excited about the rebuilding era
     
  11. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    Harden wanted to leave to play on a team that was title worthy. It was all about winning a title. That off court stuff is completely secondary,
     
  12. Nook

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    Yes, and you can tell by how Harden responded to other questions...
     
  13. xtruroyaltyx

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    Looks like a typical Harden interview. Proclaim to be the best, don’t take any real accountability and promote his brand.

    But as much as I don’t care for Harden the basketball player, I appreciate that he still does things to help people in Houston.
     
  14. DonkeyMagic

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    I would agree...ring chasing on a super team is a much better brand than being the 'leader' of a team and then disappear when it matters most
     
  15. clos4life

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    Absolutely not offended. I would have left the Tilfart sinking ship as well.
     
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    Lies, he proved that he can win

    It's not his fault Howard was a mental midget or CP3 got hurt or Westbrick has low bball iq

    If there is one series he choked, it was against the Spurs with Kawhi out Game 6

    Ty Lawson ended up being a drunk, Melo a shell of himself

    Where's Parsons, Terence Jones, Lin?

    Look at who won championships during his Rockets era and tell me Harden had better teammates

    Heat - Lebron, Wade, Bosh
    Warriors - Curry, Durant, Klay, Draymond
    Cavs - Lebron, Irving, Love
    Spurs -Kawhi, Duncan, Parker, Ginobili
    Raptors - Kawhi, Lowry, Siakam, Ibaka, VanVleet

    Yet even then, he took the Rockets to 2 WCFs. Hell CP3 never made it that far until he played with Harden, Westbrick actually saw the 2nd round after Durants departure

    I don't blame Harden leaving one bit.
     
  17. GOOGOOMECHUCK

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    TL;DR after the initial sentence. Not interested in reading any more excuses for this man. Let’s move on.
     
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    Howard a mental midget? The dude who fought back from serious back surgery and outplayed Harden vs blazers in 2014? Google back surgery.

    The dude who had a 20/20 game in miracle game 6 vs Clippers as Harden was on the bench in 2015?

    The dude who led his team to the finals as a solo star on the magic? Yeah… Howard is anything but mentally weak.
     
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    Harden is very rich, but he is also very CHEAP. He can't handle Brooklyn / NYC

    His businesses will fail anywhere he lives. Nobody likes him.
     
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    Hardens business should be weight watchers

    I'm serious

    That hamstring injury was no accident... When was with the Rockets he never got injured and as soon as he got fat he gets a mysterious hamstring injury it's not a coincidence


    He's carrying too much weight now

    Not only did we trade him at the right time but I bet when the season starts he's even fatter

    I mean I don't know if you guys work out but harden and must be absolutely pigging out


    I say that because as a workout buff he should not be getting this much weight in his early thirties that usually happens with men over 40

    The fact he plays an absolute endurance level Sport with tons of cardio basketball and he still getting fatter is scary

    I mean just 10 or 15 minutes of cardio or basketball can burn off fat so the fact these guys play hours and hours every day in the gym and still get bigger and bigger they must be hitting the buffet right after they workout have to be
     

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