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!

What were your thoughts when this tweet was made?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Mr. Space City, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Mr. Space City

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    26,791
    Likes Received:
    28,474
  2. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 1999
    Messages:
    66,505
    Likes Received:
    5,419
    I didn't find out till the next morning. I was ecstatic.
     
  3. alethios

    alethios Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    7,094
    Likes Received:
    4,264
    Morey, you ****ing genius!
     
  4. JW86

    JW86 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    5,506
    Honestly, it was the type of deal where I was just shocked and was so invested in our young guys, but also quit frankly not familiar with Harden that I didn't like it at first. But then it sank in and it was like wow, can't believe we got that type of guy for so little. Right before the season no less. Just crazy.
     
    Ramo$e likes this.
  5. whiskeyred

    whiskeyred Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2,213
    Likes Received:
    2,670
    I had check the news 1,000 times to make absolutely sure I was reading it right and not dreaming
     
    s3ts, Ramo$e and D-rock like this.
  6. BossHogg713

    BossHogg713 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,331
    Likes Received:
    356
  7. Astrodome

    Astrodome Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    6,183
    Likes Received:
    5,905
    I believe it was a Saturday and I was extra happy.
     
    Ramo$e and Lawlruschang like this.
  8. Jayzers_100

    Jayzers_100 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    2,896
    Likes Received:
    2,264
    My freshman-year college roommate was a huge Thunder fan so I threw it in his face for days
     
  9. jonasXV

    jonasXV Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    57
    It was a Saturday. I was on my way to a Halloween Party I was in a Limo. I remember when I saw that tweet on my Blackberry my heart completely stopped. I told my Girlfriend which is my wife now and we got drunk drunk that night. I knew that trade was going to change the Franchise. Happy Harden day!!
     
  10. thesonofsam

    thesonofsam Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2007
    Messages:
    936
    Likes Received:
    302
    Wow. I............forgot about this and I am saddened that the meme is dead now.
     
    BossHogg713, s3ts and Ramo$e like this.
  11. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2001
    Messages:
    25,900
    Likes Received:
    32,898
    At the time, I was a general fan of Harden's game. He was one of my favorite non-Rockets players to watch because I always loved his intelligence on the court. So, I thought, cool, one of my favorite non-Rockets players now IS A ROCKET.

    I had no idea he would be anywhere near this good.

    Also, at the time, before the trade, I had pulled back a bit on my Rockets fandom. That time between the Yao/Tmac & Harden eras. So my interest in the team started to ramp up again.
     
    34to11, don grahamleone, s3ts and 4 others like this.
  12. baller4life315

    baller4life315 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    12,387
    Likes Received:
    2,447
    Loved it at the time. And that was before I even knew how good Harden actually was.

    Perfect move for a franchise that really needed it. One of the best trades in modern NBA history.
     
    Ramo$e, D-rock, saleem and 1 other person like this.
  13. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    60,647
    Likes Received:
    20,472
    Great feeling, never dreamed he would be a generational talent.

    Also didn't think it would be that hard to win a championship that would cap off his career.
     
    Ramo$e likes this.
  14. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    25,003
    Likes Received:
    7,331
    I was amazed and excited.
     
    Ramo$e likes this.
  15. rockets13champs

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    8,692
    Likes Received:
    7,979
    My heart dropped I was glad we weren’t tanking anymore and got a YOUNG STAR
     
    BHannes2BHonest and Ramo$e like this.
  16. Pistol Pete

    Pistol Pete Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2002
    Messages:
    2,881
    Likes Received:
    532
    I thought it was a great trade and was very happy. I had no idea at that time we were getting a superstar though.
     
    D-rock likes this.
  17. gotsis

    gotsis Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    1,040
    Really excited and as most, had no idea he would become one of the best offensive players of all time.

    Really hope he can somehow win a ring here in houston to put a bow on a incredible career.
     
    BHannes2BHonest, Ramo$e and D-rock like this.
  18. blackistan

    blackistan Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,961
    Likes Received:
    553
    When this is the only dub of your team you can recount in recent times
     
  19. Reeko

    Reeko Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    21,398
    Likes Received:
    56,579
    Harden was already 1 of my favorite players...I liked watching him in college, but he truly became 1 of my favorite players during his series vs the Mavs in the 2011 WCF

    after that, I thought he could be really good if just given more of an opportunity

    so I was ecstatic when the trade happened

    tbh, the numbers he put up his 1st season here were what I thought his peak could be...I thought at his absolute best, he could be a like a 25, 5, and 6 guy...I thought he was gonna average like 20 ppg his 1st year here

    I never even thought about him being an MVP or a 30 ppg scorer...it never even crossed my mind as being possible

    watching him dominate his 1st 2 games against the Pistons and the Hawks had my jaw on the floor...we fleeced OKC
     
  20. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6,284
    Likes Received:
    8,885
    Very vividly. I was getting ready for a costume party and when the alert came through I ditched my costume and put on my ASU #13 jersey. It's the only basketball jersey I have bought since T-Mac first joined the Rockets and I got it on the very last day of sophomore year on sale for like $15 just in case I decided to ever wear a basketball jersey ever again. The whole night I just spent hours talking with my friends about how great Harden was going to be in Houston.
     
    don grahamleone, Ramo$e and D-rock like 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