All eyes are on Houston after resigning James Harden to a four-year “Supermax” deal, after finishing up with his two-year $59 million dollar contract. Harden is in the most elite of elite company when it comes to pay scale, rivaled only by Steph Curry who agreed to a five-year $200 million dollar contract. LeBron James congratulated him via Twitter along with new teammate Chris Paul through Instagram.
This contract is one of the biggest contracts in NBA history. Though question is whether Harden will actually prove to be worth the king’s ransom he’ll be making. Will vhe take the Rockets to the promised land they’ve been missing for years? Will he be good enough to make it to the Finals? Houston must feel damn good about their team to put this much on the line. Don’t get me wrong here, I like the guy. He plays his heart out on the court but he has a tendency to flop a lot. Ignoring that last year proved he still isn’t going nowhere but up. Last season he had the best offensive season in NBA history, doing better than Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant in their primes.
He’s eager and hungry to get the Rockets up there and bring a ring home. This man has become the first player in NBA history to total 2,000 points, 900 assists, and 600 rebounds in a single season. Read that again. Now the head office have to do the right moves make the team great around Harden to have a chance to take it to the Finals. Harden is still young in the game, question is can he continue his meteoric ascent? If they play it well the Houston Rockets can be the next great team the West has, in an already hilariously stacked conference.