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?