“Bench Warming Washed Ex Dunker”: Blake Griffin Trolled Heavily for Questioning James Harden’s Attitude

Published 02/11/2022, 1:30 PM EST
Nov 8, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) reacts to a call against his team during the first half of an NBA game against the Chicago Bulls at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets, who are on a 10-game losing streak, traded James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers on the trade deadline day. The trade deal involved Ben Simmons, who hasn’t featured for a single game this season, going to Brooklyn. While it’s still hard for many players to digest the fact that the trade deal happened, Blake Griffin said that the Nets got a better deal.

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Harden joined the Nets around a year ago in a bid to win the first championship of his career. He formed an incredible trio alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. However, the trio barely played together due to injury problems and Kyrie’s non-compliance with NY’s health & safety rules.

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But now Harden is off to Philly and will partner MVP contender Joel Embiid. On the other hand, Ben Simmons, who hasn’t played a single minute this season, will now form the new trio alongside Durant and Kyrie.

Blake Griffin recently gave his opinion on the trade and said that the Nets have gotten better. However, that didn’t go down well with NBA fans, who trolled him relentlessly on Twitter.

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NBA Twitter reacts to Blake Griffin’s comments on James Harden & Ben Simmons trade

Nets star Blake Griffin’s statements didn’t go down well with NBA fans on social media. NBA Twitter came up with some interesting reactions to his comments. Following are some of the best reactions of the same.

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While all parties got what they wanted, NBA pundits are debating who won from the deal. But it appears that Blake Griffin has already made up his mind. He feels that the Nets already have the players they wanted, and the team has improved from Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond’s addition.

While Harden never openly admitted that he wanted to leave the Nets in the middle of the season, many reports suggested otherwise. However, in the end, he got what he wanted.

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The next matchup between the Sixers and the Nets will surely be an interesting one to watch if both teams have a healthy roster available. The Nets are on a 10-game losing streak and need their new signings to settle down as soon as possible.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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