James Harden posts a video on Instagram amidst rumors of him leaving the Rockets to team up with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
The 2020 NBA offseason is well underway as trade for stars around the league are being speculated every couple of hours. James Harden is no exception as he leads the pack in the number of trade scenarios a superstar has been placed in.
About 48 hours ago, it was reported that James Harden had requested a trade away from the Rockets. Following this, the Houston Chronicle reported, Harden would like to join the Brooklyn Nets.
With all the hubbub surrounding Harden’s potential destination, whether it be the Nets or possibly the Sixers, Harden has not spoken up about this. That is, until this morning.
James Harden posts a video on Instagram, possibly addressing the trade rumors
The Beard deactivated his Instagram account for quite a few months. He recently made his return to the social media app. Just a couple weeks into his return to Instagram, Harden posts a cryptic video on his feed.
The video is simply him taking the cap off of a water bottle and placing it onto a table.
Harden calling cap? 👀
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 17, 2020
‘Cap’, is a term usually used when there is a form of lying or over exaggeration involved. This could mean that the 2018 MVP is describing the trade rumors surrounding him, as cap.
His partner in the backcourt, Russell Westbrook did a similar thing on Instagram a couple days ago. He commented under Stephen A. Smith’s post regarding Russ’s departure from Houston, saying it wasn’t true.
James Harden rejects a 2 year/$103 million deal from the Rockets.
The Houston Rockets, in a bid to keep their franchise player, offered up the largest per year salary in the history of the league. If he had accepted, Harden would’ve made $50 million in one year.
However, reports say James rejected this deal from Houston a couple hours back.