James Harden responded to his former Rockets teammates that called him out for lack of respect.
Harden said he was not disrespectful anyone and made it clear his postgame comments were about Houston’s lack of chance to fight for a championship.
“I wasn’t disrespectful to anyone. Those guys just got to Houston. I’ve been there a very long time. I just made a comment that the team as a whole wasn’t good enough to compete for a title,” Harden said, via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Harden joined the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, via a four-team trade.