Tag: James Harden

Kevin Durant Returns From 23-Game Absence Just to Remind Everyone the NBA Finals Are Over Before They Even Begin

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Kevin Durant, who was last seen getting fined $50,000 for calling some attention-starved white boy a “pale pasty cum guzzling bitch,” made his triumphant return to the court last night. Did you hear? Advertisement After missing the last 23 games with the left hamstring strain from hell, KD came off […]

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Rockets GM Rafael Stone Doesn’t Think You Can Judge The James Harden Trade Until 2030

It has been a very difficult year for the Houston Rockets and their new leadership, as general manager Rafael Stone and head coach Stephen Silas have been tasked with picking up the pieces after the mass exodus from the franchise after last season. The departure of Daryl Morey and Mike D’Antoni precipitated trade requests from […]

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Brooklyn Nets Prepare for Inevitable Battle With Los Angeles Lakers by Acquiring Final Infinity Stone, LaMarcus Aldridge

Photo: Ronald Martinez (Getty Images) As hoop heads wait for the inevitable championship showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, the Nets made a power move over the weekend with the acquisition of seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. Advertisement Aldridge, who agreed to a buyout with his previous employer, the San Antonio Spurs, joins […]

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Houston Rockets End 20-Game Losing Streak, But Please Keep Coach Stephen Silas In Your Thoughts and Prayers

Screenshot: @LeagueAlerts Stephen Silas doesn’t deserve this. After 20 seasons on the NBA’s sidelines, concealing other coaches’ deficiencies and orchestrating the most efficient offense in the history of the league, the 48-year-old son of Paul Silas was rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that far too often eludes his Black peers: He finally became a head […]

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Daryl Morey Calls Joel Embiid ‘The Most Unstoppable Thing I’ve Ever Seen’

The Philadelphia 76ers are currently enjoying being in the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, a position they’ve earned thanks to a a 24-12 record at the All-Star break. However, their hold on that position is tenuous at best, with a half-game lead on the suddenly loaded Brooklyn Nets and just two games up […]

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James Harden’s Houston Restaurant Is Giving Away 3,000 Meals To Those Impacted By The Texas Winter Storm

People in Texas are still dealing with the fallout from the winter storm that annihilated the state’s power grid and caused numerous untold horrors this week. As is oftentimes the case when natural disasters occur, concerns like folks going hungry are popping up across the state, with grocery stores and food banks dealing with dwindling […]

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Draymond Green Is Big Mad (Again) and He Might Have a Point

Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) In basketball, there’s nothing more embarrassing than pulling out the box score and seeing “DNP”—an initialism for Did Not Play—next to your name. Especially when you’re not hindered by any specific injury and you’re statistically one of the best at your position in the entire league. But that’s exactly what […]

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James Harden On Kevin Durant’s Contact Tracing Debacle: ‘It’s Frustrating’

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA season hasn’t gone as smoothly as hoped. Numerous games have been postponed and several players have missed time because of either testing positive for the virus or being in contact with someone who did. Even still, the league is attempting to push forward with plans to hold an […]

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Russell Westbrook Lives to Terrorize Kevin Durant. The Rest of the Nets Were Just Collateral Damage

Photo: Will Newton (Getty Images) After spending almost my entire Sunday hiking—if you live in Los Angeles and have about eight hours of your life to kill, definitely check out the Bridge to Nowhere—I did what any sensible Black man would do: I ordered some chicken wings and watched basketball. As I thumbed through NBA […]

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NBA Stars Remembered Their First Time Playing Kobe Bryant

Every incoming rookie has their “Welcome to the NBA” moment. This usually comes courtesy of an established vet or a superstar firmly in their prime, who seizes the opportunity to show the young bloods just exactly what the league is all about. It can be a painful and humbling lesson. For some, it sends them […]

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Kevin Durant Said The Nets’ Big 3 Debut With James Harden And Kyrie Irving ‘Felt Perfect’ Despite Loss

It’s been a long time in the making, but the Brooklyn Nets Big 3 finally made their debut together on court on Wednesday night as they took on the Cavs, a game that also doubled as Kyrie Irving’s first time playing back in Cleveland since his departure for Boston four years ago. Things didn’t exactly […]

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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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Charles Barkley’s Harden Trade Analysis: KD Went From The Splash Brothers To The Dribble Brothers

In the hours after the four-team blockbuster trade that ended with James Harden in Brooklyn, Victor Oladipo in Houston, Caris LeVert in Indiana, Jarrett Allen in Cleveland and the Rockets with a blank slate, many have weighed in with analysis on all sides. Not to be outdone, TNT’s Inside The NBA crew broke it all […]

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OK, So James Harden Is a Net. Now What?

Photo: Scott Halleran (Getty Images) Much like every other member of his team, Rockets center Boogie Cousins was fed up. “The disrespect started way before any interview,” he fumed to reporters on Wednesday. The target of his ire? “Teammate” James Harden, who spent the night before openly questioning the team’s chemistry and talent before deeming […]

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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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