When the Brooklyn Nets played at the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 17th, Kyrie Irving lit some sage in their locker room before the game. Irving does this on occasion and his history in Cleveland could have contributed to the ritual.
According to sources who were in the locker room at the time, Harden looked at Irving in a perplexed way.
“Definitely a weird vibe between them,” one source said. “You could tell Harden was annoyed, and Kyrie wasn’t feeling James.”
Harden also appeared to be annoyed by Irving’s status as a part time player when asked by the media.
“I’mma give him the shot,” Harden once joked of Irving.
A well-placed source says Irving was similarly eager to see Harden traded.