Kyrie Irving Issues a Stern Warning to Houston Rockets’ Fans Prior to James Harden’s Return in Next Game

Published 03/02/2021, 9:30 AM EST
Mar 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) dribbles in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports


Tonight, the Brooklyn Nets easily won against the San Antonio Spurs thanks to a breathtaking performance by James Harden. For their next game, the Nets will head to Houston to take on the Rockets in an inter-conference matchup.

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So far, the two teams have had drastically different seasons. The Nets are stomping almost every opponent in their path and are currently second in the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, the Rockets are in poor form and are currently second last in the West.

But this matchup will have all the eyes of the world on it for a specific reason. James Harden will be returning to Houston for the first time since the blockbuster trade that sent him to Brooklyn. Harden didn’t leave the Rockets on the best of terms so the Beard might have to face a hostile environment in Houston.

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Kyrie Irving on James Harden returning to Houston

When the blockbuster trade took place, many expected there to be a rift between Harden and Kyrie Irving. However, the two superstars are getting along pretty well and have each other’s back in any situation.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) and Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) head down court during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

After the stunning victory over the Spurs, Irving joined in for the post-game press conference. During the interview, he made one thing very clear about Harden’s return to Houston. Irving said, “Everybody at home, enjoy the game. There will be no tension or no sh*t talking going on the court or about James in my presence or anybody else’s presence. We’re coming to Houston to enjoy the game of basketball.”

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Because of the way Harden left things in Houston, it is a huge possibility that fans could ridicule the former MVP. However, he gave eight years of his career to the city and franchise. Keeping that in mind, James Harden should be appreciated by the fans.

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Hopefully, fans will witness a good game of basketball, nothing less or nothing more. What are your thoughts on James Harden‘s return to Houston? Which side will come victorious in this anticipated fixture? The Brooklyn Nets or the Houston Rockets?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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