Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook sat behind home plate while Clint Capela tweeted support for the Houston Astros as they reached the World Series.
The last few months have been very exciting for Houston sports fans. First, the Houston Rockets upgraded their roster with a blockbuster deal that allowed eight-time All-Star Russell Westbrook to join superstar James Harden. Then, the Houston Astros ended their regular season with a league-high 107 wins and continued their dominance in the postseason.
While the Astros had a slight scare in the ALDS when they were forced to five games against the Tampa Bay Rays, they found themselves up 3-1 with a chance to close out the New York Yankees on Saturday. Given that a victory would put the Astros into the World Series for the second time in three years, it wasn’t a surprise to see some stars seeing the action live at Minute Maid Park. The new dynamic duo of Harden and Westbrook were spotted sitting directly behind home plate for the clinching game, along with Rockets Owner Tilman Fertitta.
Russell Westbrook has been embraced by teammates, the coaching staff and the city alike as he looks to take the Rockets to the next level. On Saturday, Russ reciprocated his support for the city of Houston as he and Harden rooted on the Astros. After the Yankees defied all odds by scoring two runs to tie the game at nine in the ninth inning, The Brodie and The Beard were on hand to witness the moment Jose Altuve blasted the Astros into the World Series yet again:
James Harden and Russell Westbrook were directly behind home plate when Jose Altuve sent the Astros to the World Series.
They’ll remember this moment and look to the same starting Thursday. pic.twitter.com/posIeWry4Y
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) October 20, 2019
Westbrook, Harden and Fertitta weren’t the only Rockets to show support for the Astros on Saturday. Shortly after the series-clinching homer, Clint Capela also shouted out his fellow Clutch City comrades:
— Clint Capela (@CapelaClint) October 20, 2019
While the Houston Astros still have plenty of work to do against an impressive Washington Nationals squad, they look ready to take a title back to H-Town. With dedication, effort and some luck, hopefully the Rockets will be able to do the same.
The Astros begin their race for another title on Oct. 22 at 8:08 p.m. ET while the Rockets begin their own quest on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. ET against the Milwaukee Bucks.