Whilst James Harden’s last hours with the Houston Rockets were anything but civil, it appears as though the former MVP holds no ill-feelings towards the franchise.
Penning a letter to the city in a post on his Instagram account, Harden was full of praise for the Rockets faithful, and the way he was welcomed to the organisation all the way back in the 2012-13 season when he came across in a trade from OKC.
“What can I write?
What words can convey all the ways I feel. Houston you welcomed me with no guarantees. Took a leap of faith and it changed my life and the lives of my family forever.
This organization, this city has given me everything I could ask for and more.
Before the scoring titles long before MVP you believed. For that I am forever indebted. The city opened its arms and welcomed me and my family as one of its own and for that I am forever indebted.
I gave my mind body and soul in hopes of bringing the glory to the city. I fell short and for that I am forever indebted. It’s far from a good bye as I pay all my debts. TMC H Town!”
Whilst his post may go some way to cooling the heels of the majority of the disgruntled Rockets fans, it may take more time for the dust to settle for the extremely passionate Houston faithful who were seen trading in their Harden jerseys for a free car wash.
Harden looks in line to make his Nets debut, alongside Kevin Durant and the returning Kyrie Irving on Saturday against the Orlando Magic.