Silliman on Sports
By Stan Silliman
REACTIONS TO HARDEN HOUSTON ROCKETS TRADE
The comments regarding the Harden and others to Houston trade ranges from the flabbergasted to declaring both sides being winners. We’ve collected a few of the comments for your enjoyment. Some are from tweets, others from the grave (being Halloween and all):
Metta World Peace: Traded to the Rockets? No playoffs for Harden. Now I’m going to have to waste a regular season elbow.
Brian Wilson (Bearded and Mohawked SF Giants relief pitcher): I missed the World Series, maybe he’ll miss the playoffs. Maybe, now, he’ll quit using “Fear the Beard.” That was mine.
Kimbo Slice (MMA fighter): I just wanna bang. Knowwhatimsayin? That Harden guy, he got my beard, my fierce, fierce eyes. Well, I just wanna know, can he bang?
Freeway the rapper: Yo, you’s got Free’s beard stickin’ out! You a thug imposter, you deserve an Oscar.
Zach Galifianakis: The bearded guy? He got traded? I suppose Laker fans now think they’ll have an easier time winning the west. They probably think things went “perfect” which is spelled with seven letters. You know what else has seven letters? Meeeeee. Coincidence? I think not.
Billy Gibbons (Houston born ZZ Top guitarist): So they broke up the Tres Hombres? I don’t see a thing wrong with my Rockets getting Harden. I’ll tell you this, he’s a Well Dressed Man.
Alexander Graham Bell: First they break up A T & T… and now James Harden is traded? Next thing, you’ll tell me we have a black president.
Brigham Young: They traded away this fine bearded fellow. Fine fellow, I tell you. You know why – the salary cap. If we had a salary cap in my day, I could never have afforded 55 wives.
Smith Brother (Twin Lounges Magnets): You’ll need to… (cough, cough)… ask… (cough) my brother.
Friedrich Engels: They traded a human being from one sports organization to another? When will the working man realize he must rise… What? He’s getting paid $ 60 million dollars? Ummm… err… well, alrighty, then.
Charles Darwin: The one who survives is the one most adaptable to change. Harden is a survivor. He will adapt to playing with Jeremy Lin and neither will be sleeping on anyone’s couches.
Isaac Hayes: He’s a complicated man. Who can understand? Houston got the “Shaft”!
George Carlin: It ain’t fair. The caterpillar does all the work and the butterfly gets the glory. No one knows what’s next, but everyone does it. I’ve never seen a homeless guy with a bottle of Gatorade. Wait a moment, are you telling me Oklahoma City has an NBA team?