James Harden looked very different when he moved from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets. Fans noticed that he seemed to have gained weight and had a bigger belly in Brooklyn. This made fans wonder and come up with different conspiracy about why he looked that way. One speculation is that he might have purposely worn something to make himself look fat in his last games with the Rockets. This could have been done to make teams not want to trade for him, so he could leave Houston more easily.
Someone on social media talked about this idea and showed pictures to support it.
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Some people are comparing this James Harden’s situation to UFC fighter’s weight loss before big fights. UFC fighters often try to lose a lot of weight before their matches. They use various methods to fit into a specific weight category. Some people think that Harden might have used similar methods to quickly lose weight after he joined the Nets.
Daryl Morey on James Harden Trade demand
President of 76ers basketball operations Daryl Morey discussed about James Harden’s trade request at a local radio show. In a discussion about Harden’s demand, Daryl said :
He’s wishing for a different situation contractually. … If we can do something that is win-win, helps the Sixers, then we will look at it. If we can’t, then we won’t.
James Harden calling 76ers president Daryl Morey ‘a liar’?
James Harden, who wants to leave the Philadelphia 76ers, criticized team president Daryl Morey in a viral video. When asked about the team’s attempts to bring him back, Harden strongly stated his feelings towards Morey, he said :
Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of. Let me say that again: Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of
Did James Harden use a “Fat Suit” to force a trade from the Houston Rockets?”
Let’s recall when Harden wanted to leave the Rockets, he gathered a lot of attention because he seemed fat when he arrived at training camp. But after he joined the Brooklyn Nets in January 2021, he quickly looked fit again. Some fans thought he might have purposefully looked overweight earlier to make the Rockets trade him.