James Harden all but quit on the Houston Rockets after back to back blowout losses to the Lakers as part of a 1-4 stretch for the team. He said the situation in Houston is crazy, and even though he’s done all he can do to fix it, he doesn’t think it can be done.
Harden stormed from the post game press conference after less than two minutes in a sign that his time with the Rockets could be over less than 10 games into a tumultuous season that started with a trade demand, a strip club binge that landed him in COVID protocol and explosive performances that couldn’t will the Rockets to a good enough record.
John Wall blasted James Harden after Harden said the Rockets’ situation can’t be fixed and said “it hurts” when some players don’t buy into the situation, which he had already felt in his early seasons with the Wizards.
He added that the cohesion between he and Harden is rocky on the court and Houston resembles an AAU team that only comes together to play every weekend. The Rockets took two consecutive blowout losses to the Lakers and have lost four of five, with Harden seemingly done playing for the team as his push for a trade continues.