The Paul Relationship
Harden and Chris Paul have a notoriously bad relationship. The pair went almost two months without speaking to each other during Paul’s final season with the Rockets. In the end, Harden allegedly issued a ‘him-or-me’ ultimatum to the Houston front office. Later, Paul acknowledged that they don’t have a good bond.
He told Chris Haynes (via Bleacher Report): “He’s not going to hit me to tell my daughter Happy Birthday today. We don’t talk, communicate, nothing like that. But that’s all good and well, I wish him the best.” Paul had a mature response but Harden ruined it for his team by forcing the best point guard in the sport out of the franchise.