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The Houston Rockets Were Slandered For Shady, Pro Harden NBA MVP Tweets

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The team went petty murphy during Giannis’ moment.

At the NBA Awards, the final award of the night was for the NBA MVP.

While it was a three-man race between Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Paul George, basketball fans knew that it was really a two-man race between Giannis and Harden.

So Commissioner Adam Silver stepped up to the podium, opened the envelope and announced that the 2019 NBA MVP was “The Greek Freak”, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who gave everyone an emotion-filled speech, thanking God, his family, his teammates, his mother and his father who passed away in 2017.

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Giannis got emotional as he paid tribute to his family while accepting the #KiaMVP trophy. 🙏 #NBAAwards https://t.co/T8p5XH73cZ

Fans in attendance applauded, and everyone across the world watching from home did the same, happy for the 24-year-old star.

The Rockets, almost immediately after seeing Harden come in second, threw salt all over the moment for Giannis, the Bucks, and the NBA by tweeting out an obviously well prepared and researched Tweet about Harden not winning the MVP.

Congrats to the new MVP, but we respectfully disagree.

📝 @JHarden13 ⤵️

✔️ Finished Top 2 in MVP voting 4 out of the last 5 seasons

✔ 1st player in NBA history to avg at least 35.0ppg & 7.0apg in a single season

✔ Scored 40+ pts 28 times this season, 50+ 9 times & 60+ twice pic.twitter.com/UMmHARlNxg

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) June 25, 2019

 

✔ Surpassed his career high for 3-pointers made in his 53rd game of the season finishing with 378, 2nd-highest single season total in NBA history. 🚀

✔ Dating back to 2014-15, Harden is avg 30.4 pts, 8.4 ast, 6.4 reb, and 1.8 steals.

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) June 25, 2019

 

While we can understand wanting to support your All-Star player, did you really need to let the world know how petty you could be?  Even the Warriors took out an ad in the paper to congratulate the Raptors on winning the NBA title, and they did it in Oakland.

Well NBA Twitter wasn’t letting that fly, and they let the Rockets know just how silly their now deleted tweets were with some of their own. Check out a few of the best reactions below:

https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/1143357444514615296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1143357444514615296&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.si.com%2Fnba%2F2019%2F06%2F25%2Frockets-tweets-james-harden-giannis-antetokounmpo-mvp

 

Tim Kennedy on Twitter

@HoustonRockets @JHarden13 https://t.co/sGblCp9RVL

 

Josiah Johnson on Twitter

How NBA Twitter was gassing Giannis over Harden for MVP https://t.co/P6eLetZIvS

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