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Harden 'hurt' by timing of Thunder's last contract offer

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04:42 PM ET 11.06 | James Harden has mostly moved on after he was suddenly traded to the Houston Rockets, but he couldn't help but admit that he was offended by one thing the Oklahoma City Thunder did before dealing him. Speaking to Yahoo! Sports, Harden said that he was "hurt" that he received only one hour to make a decision on the Thunder's four-year, $54 million final offer for a contract extension. "After everything we established ??? everything we had done ??? you give me an hour?" Harden said. "This was one of the biggest decisions of my life. I wanted to go home and pray about it. It hurt me. It hurt." The Thunder moved quickly because the Rockets wanted to complete the trade with enough time to prepare Harden's max contract extension before Tuesday's deadline.

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November 6, 2012  05:18 PM ET
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I love how quickly the media starts hyping up their next story once one is over. Now that the Dwight saga finally ended the media is looking for the next story to beat into the ground. This one seems ripe until OKC starts playing well again.

SHOWTIME!!!

November 6, 2012  05:18 PM ET

vOTE !!!

November 6, 2012  05:23 PM ET

Harden said that he was "hurt" that he received only one hour to make a decision on the Thunder's four-year, $54 million final offer for a contract extension.

Ridiculous. How long does it take to accept or reject $54 million? Negotiations had been going on for months.

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November 6, 2012  05:29 PM ET
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CREEPER!! What's new and good my New Jersey friend?

Gas stations are the same mostly with no gas/ or no generators.....odd/even with the ones that open!! Lots of places still no eletricity!!!

November 6, 2012  05:31 PM ET
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Harden said that he was "hurt" that he received only one hour to make a decision on the Thunder's four-year, $54 million final offer for a contract extension.Ridiculous. How long does it take to accept or reject $54 million? Negotiations had been going on for months.

Harden is better off more money, starting and the star so far!!!

November 6, 2012  05:32 PM ET
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Gas stations are the same mostly with no gas/ or no generators.....odd/even with the ones that open!! Lots of places still no eletricity!!!

Creepy doesnt die! I multiply!!

November 6, 2012  05:32 PM ET
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Harden is better off more money, starting and the star so far!!!

Better media attention in Houston than OKC!!!

November 6, 2012  05:33 PM ET

Stop crying Harden. This is a business, you and your manager know it and apparently you needed to make up your mind (which you couldn't) and your manager sucks at negotiating. End of story.

November 6, 2012  05:34 PM ET
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Creepy doesnt die! I multiply!!

Why don't you guys remove this offtopic ****? Seriously. Do something. Ffs

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November 6, 2012  05:55 PM ET
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CREEPY!

Twins!!!

November 6, 2012  05:55 PM ET
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Why don't you guys remove this offtopic ****? Seriously. Do something. Ffs

Huh? whatever FOOL!!!

November 6, 2012  06:06 PM ET

Yo Harden! Cry me a river will ya. Stop complaining bout your contract or talks or whatever. Just place the ball in the hoop please.

I voted.

November 6, 2012  06:09 PM ET
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Yo Harden! Cry me a river will ya. Stop complaining bout your contract or talks or whatever. Just place the ball in the hoop please.I voted.

Good job!!!

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