James Harden, guard for the Houston Rockets, played three seasons with big man Dwight Howard. The pair took the Rockets to the postseason three times. One of those postseason trips brought them all the way to the Western Conference Finals.
Their tenure on the same team ended when Howard declined to pick up his player option last season. He instead signed for the Atlanta Hawks on a deal for 3 years worth $70.5 million. Howard was unhappy with how much he was being utilized by the team but there were also rumors that Harden and Howard were not getting along. Harden had this to say about the rumors and Dwight leaving:
“It didn’t bother me. I know what the truth is, it’s no beef. We never got into a heated argument. It just didn’t work out.”
According to him, there isn’t much truth to the rumors. Both Harden and Howard now must focus on their respective teams and winning.