3 takeaways from Rockets’ Harden/Russ GQ interview

Houston Rockets James Russell Westbrook (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets James Russell Westbrook (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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Houston Rockets James Russell Westbrook (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

3. Westbrook/Harden’s friendship is bigger than basketball

When the Houston Rockets acquired Russell Westbrook in the offseason, many people questioned how he would fit alongside James Harden. These questions were valid, as both guards were accustomed to having the ball in their hands. On top of that, the Houston Rockets’ style of play didn’t necessarily seem to fit Westbrook’s style of play, as he’s not known to be a 3-point shooter and that’s essentially all the Rockets do.

What many didn’t understand is the nature of Russ and Harden’s friendship and relationship, which is much deeper than the game of basketball. Harden was surely going to do whatever he could to ensure the Brodie would thrive in Houston, which can’t be ignored.

The two stars would go on to explain the nature of their friendship in the GQ interview, as Harden admitted that he talks to Westbrook about everything, including even relationship advice, although he admitted that Russ is generally right about 80 percent of the time.

The two each said they talk about everything, as Westbrook stated, “that’s what homies do, you talk about everything.” It was good for people to see how their relationship is far more superior than basketball, as they’ve been accused by ESPN’s Jay Williams of not trusting one another.

This was a great way for them to inadvertently set the record straight, and it was a rare moment for each of them to open up and allow others to get to know the human being behind the superstar player.

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