James Harden got what he wanted — and the NBA world flipped out.
Harden had been pushing for a trade out of Houston to Brooklyn since before the season started, but the two teams could not find common ground. The sides were not even close a week ago. But things picked up a lot of momentum in the last few days, and Wednesday a massive four-team trade went down, sending Harden to the Nets, Caris LeVert to Indiana, Jarrett Allen to Cleveland, and four unprotected first-round picks, and four pick swaps, to Brooklyn.
Well that escalated quickly 😳😳
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) January 13, 2021
NBA players and the rest of the world reacted to the Harden trade on Twitter, led off by The Beard’s new/old teammate Kevin Durant.
Congrats to my new teammate James Harden
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 26, 2009
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) January 13, 2021
That’s a lot of firepower in Brooklyn https://t.co/6JIi5YxM7k
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 13, 2021
— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) January 13, 2021
CJ McCollum has his priorities in order.
Right before my nap huh . Most entertaining sport in the business
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) January 13, 2021
Sexland is now surrounded by trees
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) January 13, 2021
Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash: "I certainly feel excited by the challenge… Overall, I think I'm used to a certain amount of duress and adversity, and I welcome it. That's when we learn the most about ourselves and grow and find the most improvement." pic.twitter.com/llFbTMSRvM
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) January 13, 2021
Meanwhile, the rest of the NBA world was having fun with it.
The Nets trying to figure out who will take the last shot 😂 pic.twitter.com/SgucITdbfA
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 13, 2021