NBA Still wants to leave
James Harden has caused controversy with his physical condition and now with his declarations as well, claiming the Houston Rockets aren’t good enough to replicate the successes of recent seasons.
The guard, who has requested a trade from Houston, has had his fitness questioned since pre-season and has now made it clear he isn’t happy with the team around him.
“We’re not good enough. We don’t have chemistry and we lack talent, it’s obvious,” said Harden after Tuesday night’s 117-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 2018 MVP has now gone four straight games without hitting 20 points for the first time since 2012, and he isn’t optimistic that the Rockets can turn things around as a group.
“I love this city; I literally did everything I could. This situation is crazy and it’s something I don’t think can be fixed,” said Harden.
“This situation is crazy. Its something I dont think it can be fixed. Thanks.”
– James Harden
? SB Nation (@SBNation) January 13, 2021
These comments from The Beard understandably haven’t gone down well amongst his teammates, with five-time All-Star point guard John Wall quick to hit back.
“When you have certain guys in the mix who don’t want to buy in, all as one, it’s going to be hard to do anything special, to do anything good as a basketball team,” said Wall.
“We can’t dwell down on it, because it’s only been nine games. Come on man, you want to jump off a cliff after nine games. There’s a lot of basketball still to be played.”