The Houston Rockets were knocked out of the playoffs yet again this year, however, James Harden deserves our utmost respect and appreciation.
Although the Rockets lost 4-1 in five games to the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers and the combination that is James and Anthony Davis. Although they almost lost to his former teammate Chris Paul and the OKC Thunder, his former team. James Harden deserves our appreciation.
After being dragged to a Game 7 by the Thunder, his former team, and knocked out of the Conference Finals by the Lakers, the Houston Rockets have got to be tired. The Rockets have not given Harden the superstar treatment yet, and they have not yet won a championship in the Harden era.
The goal for the Rockets seems to be to win a championship because why else would they still have Harden and not have considered trading him to one of the other teams in the Western Conference by now, or recognize him as a part of the problem in Houston? Because the Rockets know that Harden isn’t a part of the problem.
It is the Harden era. The time is now. You can feel it every time the Rockets play. Harden kicks it up a notch every year. The time is now for the Rockets as an organization to make a championship the target and at the same time look James Harden in his eyes and say, “Thank you.”