James Harden has been practicing with the Houston Rockets in the wake of his trade request, but things do not appear to be going well when the cameras aren’t rolling.
On Tuesday, it was reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic that the disgruntled star has had multiple verbal confrontations in practice since Harden reported to the team on Dec. 8th.
One of those confrontations included Harden throwing a basketball at Rockets rookie Jae’Sean Tate.
Charania notes that arguments can be part of a healthy practice environment for any team, but given that Harden wants out, it is going to turn into a story.
Harden has two guaranteed seasons remaining on his current contract, and he very well may have to play one of them out this season.