Previous reports indicated that the Harden and Paul are no longer seeing eye-to-eye and that their relationship appears to be irreparable. Tucker blasted the report and called it “fake news,” revealing that he also had run-ins with both superstars which he believes is just normal between competitors.
“I'm sick of the fake news man. It's fake,” Tucker told Sam Amick of The Athletic. “Everybody – I argue with Chris and James more than Chris and James argue.”
Paul, who has spent the last two seasons with the Rockets, has already denied that he wants out of Houston. In a recent report, the superstar point guard insisted that he is happy with the team and refuted claims that he has asked or demanded for a trade.
Paul said that he will remain in Houston next season. As for the alleged tension between him and Harden, Paul did not directly address the issue, but he pointed out that they are just all about winning. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey also said that it is normal for competitive players to have a heated discussion, citing that Harden and Paul just want to win badly.