On the day the Raptors held their championship parade, the Golden State Warriors took out a full-page ad in the Toronto Star congratulating the franchise on its first NBA title.
Classy gesture by a classy organization.
You know which franchise isn't classy? The Houston Rockets.
Shortly after Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was voted the 2019 NBA MVP on Monday night, the Rockets’ official account sent a tweet that was an attempt to congratulate The Greek Freak. Really it was just a thread trying to make the case that James Harden should have won the award.
https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/1143358248277499905 https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/1143358470370070529 https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/1143359091399692289
The voting had been tabulated and the award had been handed out, yet the Rockets still we’re trying to argue for their guy. They couldn't even get a simple congratulatory tweet right.
This seems par for the course coming from a franchise that cried for a "fair chance" during the second-round playoff series with the Warriors and sent a memo to the NBA claiming the refs cost them the NBA title in 2018.
Oh, and let's not forget about owner Tilman Fertitta's epic rant after the Rockets' Game 6 loss to the Warriors, in which he said his team should have cut the Warriors’ throats in Game 5 when Kevin Durant suffered a strained right calf.
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Considering how much losing the Rockets have done over the last few years, it's surprising they haven't figured out how to lose with class.
This should have been Giannis' night. Instead, the Rockets again tried to make it about themselves.