Oklahoma City's James Harden trade to the Houston Rockets has already captured attention around the NBA. Both LeBron James and Kevin Durant have tweeted about the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year going to the Houston Rockets. NBA Finals MVP LeBron James tweeted about the trade. The MVP wished the player known as "The Beard" success with his new team. Meanwhile, Thunder teammate Kevin Durant expressed his surprise.
LeBron James tweeted from @KingJames , "Best of luck to my lil bro/homie @JHarden13 in H-Town! He bout to go HAM in his role now." The pair not only met up in the NBA finals, but they also represented team USA at the 2012 London Olympics this past summer.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat beat Oklahoma City in the latest NBA finals giving James his first ring (finally). Even so, it is obvious that the two became friends during their time during the finals and then later on in the summer in London where they both played on the gold medal winning USA Men's Basketball team.
Kevin Durant chimed in on Twitter tweeting simply "Wow." That very well sums up the feelings of most OKC fans. Shock is the prevailing feeling in the area.
While fans from Oklahoma City are not thrilled about the trade, the Thunder received some good players as well as "significant" future draft picks in the deal with the Houston Rockets. The Thunder got Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb in the Harden trade, and in the future, they will also receive some draft picks, which could end up being huge as well.
At this point, James Harden has not taken to Twitter to discuss the trade. Perhaps he will soon.
As to how this will play out for the Thunder's NBA finals repeat hopes, only time will tell. The season is just a few short days away, and OKC fans will now watch their favorite team without James "The Beard" Harden, which is hard to take. It also breaks up the trio of young talent that helped take the team so far last season. If the team doesn't do as well this year, there is no doubt that this trade will be blamed.
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