Since the Houston Rockets got eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd-round of this past year’s postseason, there have been multiple reports of Chris Paul and James Harden having beef with other.
The reports went as far to say that Paul and Harden hadn’t spoken to each other directly for two months during the season, along with Paul demanding a trade after trying to reach out to Harden several times with no response.
Not only has Paul and the Rockets GM denied claims, but now another teammate is speaking out.
Rockets swingman PJ Tucker spoke with The Athletic Sam Amick this week and called all of the outside noise “fake news.”
Via The Athletic:
“I’m sick of the fake news man. It’s fake. Everybody – I argue with Chris and James more than Chris and James argue.
“It was what it was. Everybody’s mad. Everybody’s pissed. You can’t – I’m sick of all the highlight of whoever this person is trying to come up with all this crap, like I argue with Chris and James more than Chris and James argue with each other. Like, I’m the center, focal (point) of the argument because I’m always yelling at somebody and they’re yelling at me. So for me, it’s like ‘If you’re not arguing…’ You don’t think Kobe and Shaq argued?”
“If we win a championship together and we f—ing hate each other, then guess what? Who cares? (Laughs) Nobody. Right, so that’s all that matters. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters. Winning a championship. Everything else is failure.”
As of right now, it seems we have an all clear on the Rockets front, but we won’t truly know until the 2019-2020 season begins.