The Brooklyn Nets acquired James Harden on Wednesday and everyone on Twitter has lost their minds over the news.
If you were hoping for a quiet Wednesday afternoon, the Houston Rockets have thrown those plans upside down, as the team just finalized a blockbuster deal that will send James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.
Harden leaving Houston has basically been in the works for weeks now, as he’s made it more than clear he’s not happy with the Rockets and was looking for a fresh start elsewhere. As soon as news of the trade dropped, NBA fans took to Twitter and people are going nuts.
NBA Fans are losing their minds on Twitter following the James Harden trade
UNREAL. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/opK5piigSF
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) January 13, 2021
REPORT: To keep James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving all happy, the Nets are expected to install an offense that uses 3 basketballs
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) January 13, 2021
The Nets got James Harden and they kept both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant pic.twitter.com/UEfqoUhNkc
— Flight’s Burner (@FRBurnerAcct) January 13, 2021
In big MLS news, Dynamo owner James Harden joins Union owner Kevin Durant on the Nets, coached by ‘Caps owner Steve Nash. https://t.co/zCfqNWzG0l
— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) January 13, 2021
Highest PPG since 2013:
29.6 — James Harden
27.7 — Kevin Durant
Harden and KD have won 7 of the last 11 scoring titles. pic.twitter.com/PcEujJy5TT
— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 13, 2021
Nets get: James Harden
Rockets get: Oladipo, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, 3 Nets firsts (2022, 24, 26), 1 Bucks first (2022, unprotected), 4 Nets 1st round swaps (2021, 23, 25, 27)
Pacers get: Caris LeVert, 2nd-rounder
Cavs get: Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince pic.twitter.com/1wl2Dt56Zo
— The Lead (@TheLeadSM) January 13, 2021
After this historic blockbuster trade, James Harden will now get his wish to disappoint another former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/dqusPtLHSs
— BubbleWoj (@BubbleWoj) January 13, 2021
me trying to understand the james harden trade pic.twitter.com/4vwxrkkHen
— kelly cohen (@ByKellyCohen) January 13, 2021
The idea of Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant all playing on the same team together surely has Brooklyn fans fired up about the rest of the season. Even the idea of those three taking the floor together should instill fear in the rest of the NBA, as this new ‘Big 3’ could make some serious noise together.
As happy as everyone is in Brooklyn, the Rockets must be ecstatic to have Harden leaving the city. Both John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins called Harden out this week for how he’s handled things thus far this season, saying he’s been nothing short of disrespectful to his teammates.
Now, Harden will look to develop chemistry with Durant, Irving and the rest of the guys on the Brooklyn roster. This blockbuster trade completed on Wednesday will likely be talked about around NBA circles for years to come, especially if the Nets are able to not only win the Eastern Conference, but also bring home an NBA Finals crown.