The Houston Rockets have had a market of the NBA quite shaking from the point of view of rumors. First Russell Westbrook he wanted to go and James Harden stay, Now it seems that everything is the opposite and a new controversy joins the team with a surprise protagonist: Donald Trump.
Tilman Fertitta, owner of the Rockets, has no intention of changing his stars and offered him a multi-million dollar renovation to Harden that was turned down for an apparent political discrepancy. As reported by Ric Bucher of the Bleacher Report, the Houston team owner supported Trump with significant donations.
“From what I have heard of Tilman Fertitta’s strong support for the Republican party and the donations you have made is one of the contributing factors to the dissatisfaction of these two players (Harden and Westbrook). And they are not the only members of the staff who want to leave ”, Ric Bucher stated.
The Rockets owner’s support for the current president of United States caused an alleged “revolt” within the Houston franchise and in the face of the imminent exchange of Harden a los Brooklyn Nets, other team figures would also jump ship from a project that failed with the ‘small ball’.
Harden and Westbrook, with one foot out of the Rockets
The rumor that the Houston Rockets owner’s political affinity for Donald Trump encouraged Russell Westbrook and James Harden to ask for his departure came to the hatred of other NBA teams. Besides the Nets, Philadelphia 76ers Y Milwaukee Bucks would be interested in having ‘The beard’, while rumors of Russ indicate interest on the part of New York Knicks Y Charlotte Hornets.