Tag: JAMES HARDEN

James Harden Believes There Was A ‘Narrative’ Around The 2019 MVP Race That Was Out Of His ‘Control’

Getty Image The MVP race for the 2018-19 NBA season wasn’t particularly exciting, as Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo ran away with the award over the remainder of the field. It was a deserved honor, as Antetokounmpo was a force on both ends of the floor for a Milwaukee squad that ended the regular season […]

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Daryl Morey Makes The Case That James Harden Is A Better Scorer Than Michael Jordan

Getty Image The NBA offseason exists as a time for basketball fans to count down the days until the next season starts. This oftentimes includes searching for any bit of basketball news or banter that might pop up and having a strong, visceral reaction to it, because during the offseason, any opportunity to discuss basketball […]

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The NBA’s MLK Day Slate Will Reportedly Include Russell Westbrook Facing The Thunder

Getty Image For the last 72 years, Christmas Day has been the biggest day of the NBA regular season and while that’s unlikely to change anytime soon, the slate of games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day has gained prominence as the league takes the opportunity to shine a light on Dr. King’s legacy throughout […]

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Russell Westbrook Feels He’ll Philosophically ‘Fit Right In’ With The Rockets

Getty Image This offseason was one of the craziest on record in terms of sheer player movement. More than ever before, players are able to use their leverage and their influence to secure both the teammates they want to play alongside and the destinations where they want to do so. But this particular free agency […]

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Russell Westbrook Is ‘Totally Fine’ Playing Off The Ball With James Harden

Getty Image Paul George’s departure from Oklahoma City this summer came as a complete surprise to most, in no small part because Kawhi Leonard had insisted on a gag order from his prospective suitors. The Clippers were somehow able to keep things under wraps and thereby win the Kawhi and George sweepstakes, which created all […]

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James Harden Calls Reports He Didn’t Get Along With Chris Paul ‘False Talk’

Getty Image The Chris Paul era in Houston came to an end when the future Hall of Fame inductee was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, along with a whole lot of draft capital, for Russell Westbrook. While there was plenty of on-court success during his two years in the Lone Star State, things reportedly […]

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James Harden Purchased A Stake In Houston’s MLS And NSWL Teams

Getty Image James Harden made a major commitment to Houston’s basketball team back in 2017, when he came to terms on an extension that will keep him in the city on a monstrous contract for some time. Now, the former league MVP decided to make a major commitment to the city’s two soccer clubs. Harden […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Is The Early Favorite To Win The 2019-20 NBA MVP Award

Getty Image Giannis Antetokounmpo may not want anyone calling him this for the next year, but the Milwaukee Bucks star holds the distinction of being the league MVP following his torrid 2018-19 campaign. If you ask oddsmakers, heading into the 2019-20 season, he is the favorite to defend his crown and become the first back-to-back […]

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Mike D’Antoni Explained Why The Rockets Won’t Change Their Offensive Approach This Season

Getty Image For all the success the Houston Rockets have had since head coach Mike D’Antoni took the wheel in 2016 (the Rockets have racked up the franchise’s most regular season wins over a three-year stretch under D’Antoni), questions remain about the viability of his iso-heavy offense in the postseason. Despite the Rockets being a […]

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James Harden Claimed Russell Westbrook Was Not Happy In Oklahoma City

Getty Image James Harden and Russell Westbrook are finally teammates again. The Houston Rockets were speculated as a potential landing spot for Westbrook when it was revealed he was on his way out of Oklahoma City, and on Thursday night that came to fruition as the Thunder shipped him to their Western Conference rivals for […]

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Russell Westbrook Was Reportedly ‘Intrigued’ By Playing In Mike D’Antoni’s Offense

Getty Image In a summer that’s been packed with one history-altering move after another, one of the biggest of all went down on Thursday night when the Thunder and Rockets completed a deal to send Russell Westbrook to the Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul. Westbrook getting move has been rumored since Paul George unexpectedly […]

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The 10 Best Pairings In The NBA, Ranked

Getty Image For years, the NBA has been dictated by superteams. The squad that has found a way to get three or four All-NBA level players together has generally been the one that wins. We can debate for days whether or not that’s been a good or a bad thing, but for at least the […]

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A James Harden-Russell Westbrook Pairing In Houston Could Have Serious Growing Pains

Getty Image Daryl Morey isn’t shy about pulling the trigger on “all-in” moves and, on Thursday evening, the general manager of the Houston Rockets fired away with a swap of Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul. With the Rockets firmly in win-now mode, Morey is betting big on the present over the future, particularly when factoring […]

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The NBA World Reacted To The Rockets Trading Chris Paul For Russell Westbrook

Getty Image This NBA offseason may now officially be the wildest in Association history, or at least in the modern NBA where salary caps and free agency see dozens upon dozens of players seeking out new teams each offseason. This year, huge free agent signings have caused ripples in the trade market, starting most notably […]

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Houston Was Reportedly Russell Westbrook’s ‘Preferred Destination’ So He Could Reunite With James Harden

Getty Image The Houston Rockets had dreams of forming their own Big Three this summer, with their most notable target being Jimmy Butler in a hopeful sign-and-trade with the Sixers. Butler instead chose to take the sign-and-trade option to go to Miami, where Pat Riley quickly began to lay down plans to find a second […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Edged James Harden To Win The 2018-19 NBA MVP Award

Getty Image   In many ways, it was the season of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Milwaukee Bucks finished the 2018-19 regular season with the league’s best record and, for much of the campaign, Antetokounmpo seemed to be the front-runner to bring home NBA MVP honors. While the presence of Houston Rockets guard James Harden certainly didn’t […]

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Chris Paul Denied Asking For A Trade And Insists He’s ‘Happy’ In Houston

Getty Image Rumors and speculation have overtaken a Houston Rockets team that failed to match up to the Golden State Warriors in the postseason despite, well, that being the entire goal of the organization. There are rumblings that a lot could change over the offseason for Houston, including a big shakeup of the roster around […]

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Chris Paul Reportedly Requested A Trade Amid His ‘Unsalvageable’ Relationship With James Harden

Getty Image Despite general manager Daryl Morey’s insistence that the Houston Rockets have no plans to trade Chris Paul, a new report indicates that they may not have a choice. According to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, Houston’s Hall of Fame point guard wants out, with a major qualm being his testy relationship with backcourt […]

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