NBA Players Reportedly Want to Leave Houston Rockets Because Team Owner Supports Trump

Houston Rockets’ stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook are reportedly pursuing trades, and, according to TMZ, they want to leave the team because its owner, Tilman Fertitta, supports President Trump.

Yahoo Sports reported that NBA reporter Ric Bucher said “The Odd Couple” podcast with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker that Fertitta’s support of Trump has led to a player “revolt,” saying:

I’m hearing that Tilman Fertitta’s strong Republican support and donations is one of the things that is contributing to this dissatisfaction, and those two [Westbrook and Harden] are not the only ones to want out of Houston. Lesser players are of the same mind. There is a revolt here because they look at Fertitta as a guy who supports the current president.”

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