James Harden Turns Down $50 Million a Year From Houston

The Houston Rockets are doing whatever they can to get James Harden to change his mind, but even becoming the league's first $50 million dollar a year player won't cut it. 

Reports have surfaced, Harden has turned down a MEGA-extension with the Rockets and has told the team he wants to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets. 

Apparently in recent weeks Harden has been on the west coast chatting lots to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving about making this dream a reality, and once the Rockets got word, they tried to sign him to the biggest two-year extension in league history. The deal would have been an additional $103 million, for two years added on to his current three-year deal, at $133 million.

The Nets and the Rockets have been in contact, and this could take weeks to play out. Perhaps we see a third team get involved so James Harden can have his wish.

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