To say the past few weeks have been dramatic for the Houston Rockets would be an understatement. Concurrently with the season opener, Houston was decimated by controversy over star James Harden and the toxic culture that resulted from his preferential treatment.
With Harden firm in his trading requirements, it appears he has done everything possible to distance himself from the team – including skipping exercises on attending strip clubs and dodging questions regarding his future.
Of course, his actions were not without criticism, most recently from Shannon Sharpe, an analyst at FOX Sports, who shot him live in the air.
“I don’t think James wants to go to Boston. The adult entertainment business isn’t the same as Houston … Atlanta could be a better piece. “
Shannon shoots a huge shot at James Harden 👀 pic.twitter.com/Ke176JNEjd
– FadeawayWorld (@FadeawayWorld) December 24, 2020
Obviously, Atlanta was the location of Lou Williams’ infamous strip club gig, which also has some wings on the menu named after him.
Unfortunately, Harden’s case has had a huge impact on his reputation, and fans can’t help but see his behavior in a negative light. Not only were his actions a huge distraction, but they also resulted in their opener having to be pushed back due to the COVID-19 protocols. So far it hasn’t been very smooth.
Hopefully this whole situation will soon be over and H-Town can focus on the field again.