NBA Twitter loses its mind yet again as Russell Westbrook lands in Houston
At some point, the National Basketball Association needs to slow down. Right?
Just as the league was calming down a week after Kawhi Leonard and Paul George upended the Western Conference by heading to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Oklahoma City Thunder took another massive step in their surprise rebuild by trading Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and another boatload of picks.
Westbrook and James Harden are now reunited in Houston. The Thunder have enough draft picks to make the post-Kevin Garnett trade Boston Celtics blush. Chris Paul could be headed to yet another team. The Western Conference remains a thunderdome of contenders.
As you might expect, NBA Twitter melted down. Again.
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt sent out a heartfelt goodbye for Paul, who had an important hand in Watt’s Hurricane Harvey fundraiser.
The actual mayor of Oklahoma City also jumped in to share his thoughts on the Thunder’s longest-tenured player heading out.
And, of course, the league’s players were losing their minds as well. The biggest victim of all might have been recently retired Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, who is now suffering from the most Dwyane Wade problem ever.
Now if this season could just start already, that would be great.
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