“The Leader We Need”: Amid James Harden Return Rumors, $128,539,845 Rich Rockets Star’s Incredible Gesture Wins Over Teammates and Internet

Published 10/04/2023, 4:02 PM EDT

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The offseason has brought many recent additions to set line-ups. While some inclusions are questionable, others fit seamlessly. At the same time, many want to leave their current team to be traded. For instance, James Harden‘s relations with the Philadelphia 76ers are at an all-time low. Public feuds and missing media day might just be the tip of the iceberg.

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However, in the Beard’s former franchise, the Houston Rockets, the vibe seems to be the opposite. Recently, their new acquisition has been winning hearts of the fans all over the internet. For his incredible gesture towards new teammates.

What is $128,539,845 Rich Rockets star’s Incredible Gesture?

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Former NBA Champion Fred VanVleet denied a $22 Million extension with the Raptors. As a result, he was acquired by the Houston Rockets earlier in the offseason. The 29-year-old point guard averaged 19.3 points, 7.2 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game last season with reports. Not to mention he also featured in his first all-star game last year.

However, it isn’t his numbers that are fascinating fans all over the internet. In a post on X, shared by the official page of the Rockets captioned,For the journey ahead. One step at a time.” Players from their line-up seem opening a ton of gifts. Initially, in the Rockets locker room, it’s unclear who kept the goodie bag for the player. Subsequently, it’s revealed that Crocs, Smart Googles, and a bunch of accessories are gifted by VanVleet for his new teammates.

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The gesture truly fosters the great nature of Fred and shows how thoughtful he is. The thoughtfulness of his gesture also exemplifies his leadership capabilities.

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NBA Twitter was all praises for VanVleet. One user pointed out, “Locker room vibes looking good! Love this from our vet.”


While another fan hinted at the point guard’s leadership capabilities saying, ” The leader we need, Fred VanVleet!”.


“My spidey senses are detecting some immaculate vibes coming out of Rockets training camp,” another user pointed out.

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The training camp seems to be heading in the right direction for the Houston Rockets.

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Last season, the team tanked with an abysmal record 22-60 record. While the team rebuilds the right, attitude will take things in the intended direction for Houston.

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Akashdeep Banerjee

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Akashdeep Banerjee is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. After Graduating in Journalism and Mass Communication he forayed into visual Media. A fan of the NBA for the better part of a decade.
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