James Harden was in the news on Tuesday, but not for the much-anticipated matchup between his Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers. It was because of a report suggesting there’s a legitimate chance that his time in a Brooklyn uniform is numbered because of mounting frustrations over various issues.
The report being discussed was from Jake Fischer from Bleacher Report citing sources about Harden’s frustrations from Kyrie Irving’s part-time status to Steve Nash’s coaching style at the end of games to even his living situation in New York.
When the Nets superstar was being interviewed, he simply replied, “I don’t know what you talking about… I don’t know about no reports,” Harden said.
The reports on James Harden being unhappy in Brooklyn?— Nets Videos (@SNYNets) January 26, 2022
He has no idea what you’re talking about 😬 pic.twitter.com/OQS32id1KV
Whatever Harden’s level of frustration, if any, with his current situation, it is essential to note that Fischer acknowledged Harden’s “investment” in winning a title this season despite the challenges in Brooklyn.
New York Post’s Brian Lewis reached out to Nets Head Coach Steve Nash about the concerns in the Bleacher Report article, and Nash not only stated he knew nothing about what was said in the story, but he maintains ongoing communications with Harden.
Asked Steve Nash about reports that James Harden is concerned about Kyrie Irving’s part-time status but also Nash’s rotations. He said he’d “just heard about the reports” but adds he speaks to Harden all the time & hadn’t heard any of those complains. #Nets— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) January 25, 2022
The Nets’ loss to the Lakers on Tuesday dropped the Nets to third in the standings in the Eastern Conference with a 29–18 record. They are currently on a two-game losing streak, but they have a chance to get back in the win column against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.