On Tuesday night, the Houston Rockets fell to the Los Angeles Lakers giving the Rockets their sixth loss of the season.
At 3-6, star guard James Harden has had enough. Following the loss to Los Angeles, Harden doubled-down on the trade rumors that surrounded him before the season kicked off and all but demanded a trade from the team.
“I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can,” Harden said after the Rockets’ 117-100 loss. “I mean, this situation is crazy. It’s something that I don’t think can be fixed.”
He then got up from the virtual press conference and walked off after just two questions. It’s a clear message from Harden that he no longer wants to be in Houston.
Here’s more of what he had to say, via ESPN:
“We’re not even close, honestly, to that team — obviously the defending champions — and all the other elite teams out there,” Harden said. “I mean, you can tell the difference in these last two games.
“We’re just not good enough — chemistry, talentwise, just everything. And it was clear these last two games.”
Before the 2020-21 season kicked off, it seemed like there was momentum building towards a trade involving Harden.
The Philadelphia 76ers were among a handful of teams that reportedly showed interest. However, three weeks into the season that momentum waned.
Will Harden get his wish?