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James Harden (left) and Russell Westbrook (right) win the prize for the weirdest reason NBA players request a trade to another team.

The Houston Rockets superstars want out, in part because the team owner is a supporter of President Donald Trump.

According to TMZ, the entire organization is at odds with Tilman Fertitta because he's a Republican who supports Trump.

"What I heard is... that Tilman Fertitta’s strong Republican support and donations is one of the things that is contributing to this dissatisfaction," said NBA reporter Ric Bucher. "There is a revolt here because they look at Fertitta as a guy who supports the current President."

Twitter users mocked Harden and Westbrook for demanding to be traded for political reasons -- because there are few team owners who don't support Trump.

Maybe they would prefer to play overseas?

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Houston Rockets teammates James Harden (left) and Russell Westbrook both tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

On Monday, Westbrook announced his positive test result on social media. Later that day, Elite Media reported that Harden had also tested positive.

Westbrook and Harden say they have no symptoms and they feel well. The majority of people with COVID-19 experience no symptoms or mild symptoms.

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Both players are expected to join their teammates at the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida next week.

When they arrive in Orlando they will be quarantined until both players test negative twice.

Most of the team and staff have already arrived at the facility to begin workouts for the restart of the NBA season which was canceled amid the coronavirus outbreak in the US.

They are likely to miss the first game against Dallas.

On Monday, the NBA announced two other players tested positive. Both players are in 14-day quarantine away from the bubble.

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James Harden, pictured left with Russell Westbrook, personally apologized to China after the Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted that he supports democracy - not communism.

Morey sparked controversy by saying he supported Hong Kong in a since-deleted tweet that has resulted in the team losing sponsorships and TV deals, according to Yahoo News.

Morey's tweet, "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong", was in support of the semi-autonomous country that is the scene of protests and widespread civil unrest.

James Harden, one of the NBA's biggest superstars, apologized to China on Monday.

The Rockets are currently in Tokyo, Japan for 2 preseason games against the NBA's defending champions Toronto Raptors.

Harden, with teammate Westbrook by his side, spoke to the Japanese press on Monday:

"We apologize. You know, we love China. We love playing there. For both of us individually, we go there once or twice a year. They show us the most important love," Harden said.

"We appreciate them as a fan base. We love everything there about them, and we appreciate the support that they give us individually and as [an] organization. We love you."

Some NBA fans supported Harden and the Rockets, but others were furious at the superstar's apparent anti-democracy stance.

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Angelina Jolie, left, took her brood including eldest daughters Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 2nd from left, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, far right, and twins Vivienne, center, and Knox, 2nd from right, to the premiere of 'The Breadwinner' at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

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British singer Lily Allen and NBA star Russell Westbrook attended a preview of Louis Vuitton's Spring-Summer 2018 Menswear Collection, held Thursday at the Domaine du Palais Royal as part of Paris Fashion Week. Other well-heeled celebrity guests included actress Naomi Campbell, NFL star Victor Cruz, washed up rapper Tyga and more.

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Music mogul Pharrell Williams attended TechCrunch Disrupt event wearing a Thom Browne nautical embroidered navy blazer ($2,900). The Navy blue wool jacket features multiple marine life embroideries. This jacket is also available in grey wool blend.

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