Has James Harden done everything he can for the Houston Rockets?
As part of Harden’s last statement to the media, he said, “I’ve literally done everything I can.” Some statements can be both a truth and a lie and this is one of them.
Over the course of his Rockets career, Harden has done literally everything that he could to try and lift the franchise to a championship. However, this season, he has done literally everything he can to tank the season.
Before the season started Harden asked to be traded, that’s not doing everything you can for your team. Then, he didn’t show up to training camp on time as the team was integrating new players, a new coach, and a new offensive system.
Harden after missing the start of training camp was seen partying in Las Vegas and at a rapper’s birthday party maskless during a global pandemic. Being late to training camp is one thing, but missing it because you’re out partying is not the definition of doing everything you can.
Once Harden did make it to training camp, he had to be isolated for breaking health and safety protocols, and then since the season has started he has played half-heartedly. James Harden, this season, has not done everything in his power to make the Rockets a contender.
However, the one thing that Harden said that was spot on was when he said, “It’s crazy.” This whole situation, of his own doing, has been absolutely crazy and it’s steering this situation towards an ugly conclusion.
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