A lavish contract extension with the Rockets that was set to make James Harden become the first $50 million per year player in the history of the NBA has been turned down by the guard as he reportedly is seeking an exit from Houston and his primary target is the Brooklyn Nets.
Get me to Brooklyn: James Harden’s transparent message to Rockets hierarchy
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, James Harden is eyeing trade to Nets this offseason and has rejected a whopping $103 million contract extension of two years from Houston Rockets, a deal on top of the remaining three years which would have made the 2018 MVP the first NBA player to earn $50 million per year.
Now, while there are speculations that Rockets and Nets have been in contact about the transfer, both teams haven’t reached any dialogue about it yet. It is also understandable that Rockets won’t let go of their stalwart that easily and will make a massive demand to the Nets in return.
Cap, or no cap? James Harden posts a cryptic Instagram story
A few hours after the reports about contract rejection was aired, James Harden took to his official Instagram to share a clip on his story. In the short clip, the player was seen taking the cap off of a Body Armour bottle, the renowned sports drink.
The video soon went viral all over the social media as netizens were trying to analyse if Harden wanted to send a message through the clip if it was a ‘cap’ or ‘no cap’. Check it out below, courtesy of NBA Central-
James Harden calls cap? 🤔
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) November 17, 2020
A 2009 draft pick, Harden joined Rockets in 2012 after three years with Oklahoma City Thunder. Unfortunately, even after 11 NBA seasons, the 31-year-old is yet to clinch a championship title and hopes on a switch to the Nets to make his dream come true, claimed those in the know.
The 2020-21 NBA season is set to commence from 22nd December.