James Harden had a historic start with the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night and former NBA star Dwayne Wade saw something different about the three-time scoring champion.
Wade tweeted a photo of Harden coming out of the Nets’ locker room for his game against the Orlando Magic. He noticed that there was a distinct difference between the photo he posted and what he saw as Harden’s days with the Houston Rockets decreasing.
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Wade tweeted, “Let’s talk about this narrative: James Harden seems happy and there is no cost to this feeling. Can they handle things better. Yes, but we all need this black Cannot please for the man, ”Wade tweeted.
Harden defeated the Orlando Magic 122-115 with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists. Harden became the first player in NBA history to record a 30-point triple-double in his debut with a new team.
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In 40 minutes, Harden was 8-for-18 from the field and 3-for-10 from 3-point range. He was 13-for-15 from a free-throw line with nine turnovers. He had four thefts.
Brooklyn secured its seventh win on the season, improving to 7-6. Orlando fell to 6-6.
The Nets played without Kyrie Irving. Harden said the team is going to be “scary” after the game.
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“The sooner we can be together on the court, the more scary the time will be,” he told reporters.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.