Nets guard James Harden knew he would get fans’ reaction on Wednesday night, as he was forced to move out of town via trade in Houston for the first time.
It turned out to be a mixture of boons and cheers from the few thousand fans who were allowed at the Toyota Center.
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Harden acknowledged the cheers that flowed after the Rockets’ in-game tribute video.
He left the city with a smile after another win from Brooklyn.
What did Hardik say about the treatment of fans?
“A lot of mixed feelings from fans, but (I) knew that was going to happen. I just wanted to come here and give them a show.”
How he learned Rocket will be his number 13 retire in the future
“Umm, on the Internet.”
What was his reaction to the news?
“My response was, ‘Hopefully, I did something right.” Obviously I was nothing short of a championship. But the work that the court had done over the years was over. The elite say that I think the only thing that I did not do or did not complete. , Which is difficult to obtain.
“But as far as bringing excitement to the city is concerned, it is something to take care of the fans in the court, to which I have tried to contribute, so hopefully proceed that way.”
How much show did Hardik give to the fans?
Harden scored his eighth triple-double in 23 matches with Brooklyn, which already places him second in franchise history behind 61 of Jason Kidd. Beard had 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebellions in 41 minutes. He was also a highly skilled scorer, shooting for 15 from the floor (4 to 3 for 4) and 5 for 7 from the line.
“You can tell that it means something to him,” Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters. According to the Associated Press. “This place is special for James. Houston means a lot to him … so I know it was a big game for him. I was proud of the way he handled it.”