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Chandler Parsons, James Harden patch things up

Jul 31, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

Chandler Parsons, James Harden Chandler Parsons, James Harden

James Harden said everyone not himself or Dwight Howard on the Rockets were role players. Chandler Parsons, now of the Dallas Mavericks, wasn’t amused by that. Two guys that had been tight in Houston suddenly were having a little back-and-forth in the media.

Then they got together and talked.

Now it’s all good between them, something Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com got the pair to talk about.

“We’ve been in the casinos together and everything,” Parsons said to CSNNW.com. “We talked about it and it’s in the past. We’ve been hanging out, talking. We played on the same team a few times here, which was cool to get back out there with him. There are no hard feelings.”

“There was never really any back and forth,” Harden told CSNNW.com. “I never said anything about Chandler. Chandler is in Dallas right now. I was just talking about my teammates. No matter what, if the Rockets are playing good, Dwight and James get the praise. If we’re doing bad, Dwight and James gets the bulk of criticism. The media, I guess, took another story and ran with it. Chandler and me are cool. We’re good.”

And like most feuds, once two rational people sit down and talk for a minute, everything dissipates.

Harden is right that he and Dwight Howard will get the lion’s share of blame or credit for how the Rockets do, fair or not, but he basically reiterated that everyone but him and Howard are role players. True or not, guys in the locker room don’t like to hear that.

Once the season starts Harden will get a sense of how much he will miss Parsons, that was a real threat working off him and Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza may not be able to fill those same shoes.

  1. Hard On For Harden - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    The horse has been beaten, strangled, waterboarded, shot, stabbed, skinned, and incinerated.

    • mightbegoingtohellforthis - Jul 31, 2014 at 1:22 PM

      Dead horses everywhere are appalled at the beating this one is taking.

  2. cbking05 - Jul 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    I won’t believe it until i see them kiss …

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Jul 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM

      Is that you Jason Collins?

      • ProBasketballPundit - Jul 31, 2014 at 10:09 PM

        No it’s Isiah Thomas.

  3. 00maltliquor - Jul 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    They shot the fade.

  4. 00maltliquor - Jul 31, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Trevor Ariza is just a role player.

  5. asimonetti88 - Jul 31, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    I get a kick out of Houston’s “third star” talk. If you really have the best center and best shooting guard like you consistently claim, why do you need a third star? That alone should be enough to blow everyone else out of the water.

    Truth of the matter is, neither Howard or Harden are the best at their position and they need a third star because they know it.

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  7. au1978 - Jul 31, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    There was never anything to see here. Run along, media.

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