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Thunder reportedly first offered James Harden to Warriors, Wizards

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08:19 AM ET 03.16 | Multiple sources have told me that, when Oklahoma City's Sam Presti decided to shop James Harden, Golden State was his first call. He wanted Klay Thompson and a pick. The Warriors would only consider the trade if Oklahoma City took back Andris Biedrins or Richard Jefferson for 2013 expirings, knowing they'd get crushed by the luxury tax in 2014 with Harden's extension plus Steph Curry's extension plus David Lee plus Andrew Bogut/Jefferson/Biedrins. At that point, Presti went to Washington (offering Harden for Bradley Beal, and unbelievably getting turned down), then Houston (where the shopping heated up). Presti never ended up calling Golden State back.

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March 16, 2013  08:22 AM ET

James Harden is singing "I'm feel pretty" in that picture........

March 16, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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James Harden is singing "I'm feel pretty" in that picture........

He's thinking to himself I want to be like Mickey Bad Arse

March 16, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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He's thinking to himself I want to be like Mickey Bad Arse

And we all know that ain't happening....

March 16, 2013  09:03 AM ET

The Difficulty Is In The Details, Bros.

March 16, 2013  10:06 AM ET

1. This is old news.

2. It doesn't matter anyway because Harden is in the middle of a playoff run with the Houston Rockets.

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March 16, 2013  10:21 AM ET

The Thunder got the best deal that they could under the circumstances. If true, t is amazing that Washington turned them down. Golden State overplayed their hand expecting OKC to absorb their garbage.

March 16, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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this is almost as bad as the story a few weeks ago about kobe almost being a piston 5 years ago
( I think it was detroit- might have been another team)

Then Detroit would have not only been the worst city in the U.S. to live in but most hated on FN as well...

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March 16, 2013  01:38 PM ET
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Still Miami or has FN forgiven them by now and moved on to a new city?

Can we just get back to some good ol' fashion NY hating? Seems like it's been awhile since they held the crown.... if only for a day.

March 16, 2013  01:54 PM ET
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Eli, how are you doing?Who do you think is currently the most hated on FN? Still Miami or has FN forgiven them by now and moved on to a new city?

I happen to love Miami. I vacation there every year and really enjoy the beaches and great golf courses.

March 16, 2013  01:55 PM ET
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Can we just get back to some good ol' fashion NY hating? Seems like it's been awhile since they held the crown.... if only for a day.

New York is a great place to visit if you want to see a Broadway play or a great Opera performance but I wouldn't want to live there.

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March 16, 2013  03:11 PM ET
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New York is a great place to visit if you want to see a Broadway play or a great Opera performance but I wouldn't want to live there.

Same here. The ladies enjoy the shopping while we went to the baseball parks for both the Mets and Yankees, that was a fabulous 2 weeks in the city.

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