Chris Paul asked rumour-mongers to hold their horses regarding ill-feelings between him and James Harden. amidst reports of the duo having fallen out during CP3s last season in Houston.
The Chris Paul-James Harden partnership in Houston had suffered during the last phases of last season, with reports stating that the duo did not see eye-to-eye.
The two-all stars were also seen having their disagreements on court and that ultimately could have forced the Rockets to trade CP3 to Thunder in exchange for Westbrook
The James Harden- Chris Paul feud?
Chris Paul has never susbtantiated talks of a rift between him and Harden. Just a couple of days after being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Houston Rockets, Chris Paul put paid to those rumours:
“I wish them nothing but the best, and like I said, people always try to tell your story and tell your truth,” Paul had said while leaving Houston
“I have to be who I am and continue to do that and I think everything else will take care of itself.” he had added.
CP3 on Harden: “We don’t talk or communicate but it’s all good & well. I wish him the best. Sometimes you have teammates for a period of time & that’s ok. We wish each other well going forward, it doesn’t mean you have to be kumbayah and it doesn’t mean you have to be enemies.”
— Anthony Duckett (@a_duckett) August 18, 2020
How is the Harden- CP3 relationship now?
Now, ahead of the Houston Rockets- OKC Thunder clash, CP3 has once again addressed his relationship with Harden and if there is an ongoing feud after he was unceremoniously traded away from Houston.
“We don’t talk or communicate but it’s all good and well,” Paul said of his relationship with Harden.
“I wish him the best. Sometimes you have teammates for a period of time and that’s ok. We wish each other well going forward, it doesn’t mean you have to be kumbayah and it doesn’t mean you have to be enemies.” he added
Chris Paul and James Harden had quite an amazing first season together with the Rockets. The team improved from 55 wins in 2016-17 to 65 in 2017-18 as Harden won MVP honours. They took the #1 seed in the West and went 10-2 in the playoffs before facing defending champions Golden State.