Tag: Houston Rockets

James Harden Is Offering ‘Honey Buns And Rolex’s’ For Landry Shamet’s No. 13 Jersey

It might be years before we understand all the implications of the blockbuster trade that sent James Harden to the Nets this week. The move reunites him with his old Thunder teammate Kevin Durant, and it brings a dramatic end to a Rockets tenure that has seen its fair share of highs and lows. Houston […]

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James Harden Believes He ‘Wasn’t Disrespectful To Anyone’ With His Rockets Comments

James Harden has developed something of a reputation for being a difficult teammate. His relationship with Chris Paul was chilly, to say the least, and Harden apparently didn’t take kindly to Paul’s penchant for criticism and holding his teammates accountable for their actions. Even Russell Westbrook, a close personal friend to Harden, was reportedly appalled […]

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Scorned Rockets Fans Are Giving James Harden’s New Restaurant Hilariously Bad Reviews

The James Harden saga in Houston came to a merciful end this week when the Rockets orchestrated a four-team deal that will reunite the disgruntled guard with Kevin Durant in Brooklyn. It was the culmination of a months-long debacle that has left a sour taste in the mouths of many fans. Harden made it clear […]

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Christian Wood Called Shaq ‘A Casual’ After The HOFer Admitted To Not Knowing About Him Before Thursday

The Inside the NBA crew is the most well known group of NBA analysts on television, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that would consider them the group most dialed in on the league — Kenny Smith notwithstanding. Shaq and Charles Barkley’s understanding of the game of basketball is unassailable as Hall of Famers […]

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The Rockets Will Expand The James Harden Trade And Acquire Victor Oladipo From The Pacers

The Houston Rockets made James Harden’s departure official on Wednesday afternoon when he was flipped to the Brooklyn Nets in a monster deal that also included the Cleveland Cavaliers. It turns out, though, that the Rockets were not done, and that one of the players they acquired in that deal will be used to trade […]

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The Rockets Traded James Harden To The Nets In A Massive Deal That Will Send Them Victor Oladipo And 8 Picks

James Harden’s tenure as a member of the Houston Rockets has come to an end. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania, Harden, who has wanted out of Houston in recent months, is headed to the Brooklyn Nets. Reporting with @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn is acquiring Houston’s James Harden in a blockbuster deal, sources tell ESPN. — […]

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John Wall Claps Back After James Harden Insists the Rockets ‘Just Aren’t Good Enough’

Photo: Scott Halleran (Getty Images) Rappers hate confrontation. They’ll hit the booth and fire off subliminal jabs all day, but when pressed for an explanation, they typically swear their vitriol has been misconstrued—that is until they get fed up. Then shit gets messy…quick. I’m not saying James Harden is a rapper—that’s more Dame Lillard’s area […]

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John Wall Claims Some Rockets Teammates Don’t ‘Buy In’ After James Harden Said The Situation Is ‘Crazy’

After a lopsided defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday evening, Houston Rockets guard James Harden sent shockwaves through the NBA landscape with candid comments on the podium. The superstar said “this situation is crazy, it’s something that I don’t think can be fixed” when referring to the Rockets and, given […]

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James Harden Appears To Be Done With Houston: ‘This Situation Is Crazy, It’s Something That I Don’t Think Can Be Fixed’

Things are not going well for James Harden and the Houston Rockets. The team is 3-6 on the season and got rinsed by the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night — they fell behind by as many as 30 points before ultimately losing, 117-100. In the midst of the on-court product not being good, Harden’s […]

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CJ McCollum And James Harden Dueled As Portland Beat Houston In An Early Game Of The Year Contender

We’re mere days into the 2020-21 NBA season, but it’s hard to imagine too many games being better than the slugfest we witnessed between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Despite James Harden, surrounded by a myriad of trade rumors, throwing haymaker after haymaker in the way that only he […]

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The Rockets Will Not Have Wall, Cousins, Or Gordon For Saturday’s Game Against Portland

The Houston Rockets are the first NBA team to have a COVID-19 outbreak on their hands, as a gathering for haircuts earlier in the week in which a player attending tested positive has put a large portion of their roster in quarantine for contact tracing. After postponing their Wednesday opener with OKC, we learned on […]

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Rockets-Thunder Has Been Postponed Due To Houston Not Having Enough Players

There was almost never a believable scenario in which the NBA would get through the 2020-21 season without postponements due to COVID-19 testing and contact tracing protocols, but the league certainly was hoping their first postponed game would not happen on the first full night of the season. However, that’s exactly the case for the […]

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Dwayne Haskins Apologizes After Maskless Strip Club Pictures Leak—Just Don’t Expect an Apology From James Harden for Doing the Exact Same Thing

Photo: Scott Halleran (Getty Images) As someone who’s never had even a remote desire to pay somebody to get naked, I will never understand the allure of strip clubs. That being said, I’m clearly in the minority since they’re very much a thing and rather popular with professional athletes. Advertisement In July, Clippers guard Lou […]

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8 Fearless N.B.A. Season Predictions

You ask; I answer. Every week in this space, I’ll field three questions posed via email at marcstein-newsletter@nytimes.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as the city you’re writing in from, and make sure “Corner Three” is in the subject line. (Questions may be lightly edited or condensed for clarity.) Q: The […]

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The Rockets Are Reportedly Working To Verify If Video Of James Harden At A Strip Club Violates League COVID Protocols

The latest chapter in the James Harden saga is here, and it involves the Houston Rockets star seemingly partying maskless at a strip club in Houston this week in the lead-up to the Rockets’ opening game at home against the Thunder. As a result, the Rockets and the league have begun investigating the incident, which […]

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N.B.A. Western Conference Preview: The Lakers Reloaded

LeBron James was surprised, and a little annoyed, when the N.B.A. unveiled its schedule for the 2020-21 season. He had been hoping for a mid-January start for his title defense with the Los Angeles Lakers. It was wishful thinking. “I was like, ‘Wow!’” James said at a recent news conference. The Lakers, just 72 days […]

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The Sixers Have Reportedly Made Ben Simmons Available In Some James Harden Trade Talks

Much of the discourse around a trade for James Harden includes the belief that the best player that Houston can realistically get back in the deal is Ben Simmons. There have been plenty of reports about whether or not Philadelphia was willing to part with their young All-Star, and on Thursday evening, a pair of […]

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People Went Wild Over A Picture Of James Harden Looking Thicc Before His First Preseason Game

For weeks, trade winds have swirled around James Harden, and things got even louder when the Houston Rockets star didn’t arrive to training camp alongside his teammates. Harden did eventually show up, however, and he made his preseason debut on Tuesday evening in a home game against the San Antonio Spurs. Predictably, Harden showed plenty […]

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Report: The Heat Are Interested In Acquiring James Harden And Would Put Tyler Herro ‘In Play’

James Harden wants out of Houston, and according to reports, four teams are on his list of places where he’d like to go. The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have been known for some time, and recently, it was reported that Harden expanded his list to include the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat. All […]

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What Does A John Wall-James Harden Pairing In Houston Look Like?

Projecting how exactly John Wall slots in alongside James Harden is a complicated task. Projecting who the Houston Rockets acquired last week and what caliber of player they have differs, depending on your perspective and optimism (or lack thereof). Understanding how Wall fits next to Harden cannot be achieved without first knowing who he is […]

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Adidas Will Debut New ‘Futurenatural’ Technology In The Harden 5s

While the sports calendar has been wonky in 2020, sneaker releases have kept up, with everyone from Damian Lillard to Derrick Rose either releasing or announcing new concepts just in the past few weeks. The shoe companies haven’t slowed down either, and the latest and greatest innovation from adidas is its Futurenatural technology, which the […]

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The Rockets Reportedly Have ‘No Interest’ In A Harden Trade With The Nets Unless Durant Or Kyrie Are Involved

It remains to be seen whether the Houston Rockets will acquiesce to James Harden’s trade request any time soon, but if they do, one potential landing spot is the Brooklyn Nets. Harden reportedly wants to go to Brooklyn, where he would theoretically team up with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving and create one heck of […]

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