SJ - December 16, 2020
James Harden reportedly wants out of Houston and has asked for a trade. As with any messy breakup the details of his time with the Rockets is starting to leak out.
According to sources, the Rockets would bend over backwards to meet Harden's demands. They described it as "whatever James wants."
Those demands reportedly include staying an extra night in his favorite cities and days off to travel to Las Vegas so he can party.
Unless they were on the front end of a back-to-back set, it was essentially a sure thing that the Rockets stayed overnight -- or even an extra day -- after games in Los Angeles, Phoenix and other road cities that rank among Harden's favorite stops.
If the Rockets had two or three days between games, it was a good bet Harden would call for an off day and charter a private jet to party in Las Vegas or another city. He always gets an excused absence from the first practice after the All-Star break for the same reason.
I love these kinds of breakups. It's not exactly shocking that Houston does whatever Harden wants.
What would be shocking is a team trading for him and continuing to pamper his spoiled ass by letting him party during the season.