Hell hath no fury than a fan base scorned. James Harden has learned that the hard way shortly after the fall out of the blockbuster trade that sent him to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. The ramifications of his desire to leave the Houston Rockets have spilled over to his latest business venture, as his upcoming restaurant, “Thirteen,” is already getting horrendous reviews online.
Get this, the Houston-based restaurant is not set to open its doors until next month but is already being bombarded by negative (not to mention hilarious) comments. Check out some of the best ones (h/t Yahoo Sports).
The reviews of James Harden’s restaurant is going to be running like this for quite awhile. pic.twitter.com/CvCM2Jtg08
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) January 14, 2021
Some of the reviews on James Harden’s new restaurant in Houston 🥴 pic.twitter.com/J40yecURdT
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 14, 2021
I get that people are annoyed at the bad reviews on Harden’s restaurant in Houston. But you can’t judge a whole fan base on some fans handling the situation wrong. As you can see from some of the reviews there’s a lot of appreciative fans out there. pic.twitter.com/YDUv7FSSDc
— Scottish Rockets Fan (@RocketsScottish) January 14, 2021
The reviews on James Harden’s restaurant 💀😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/T4dklM51Mg
— 𝓛𝓸𝓸𝓴 𝓪𝓽 𝓒𝓾𝓻𝓻𝔂 𝓜𝓪𝓷 🏆 (@GSWRevenge2021) January 14, 2021
Last month, James Harden confirmed that he will open a restaurant in Midtown, Houston. The surprising news actually came in the midst of trade demands made by the one-time NBA MVP’s camp. As Harden changes zip codes to Brooklyn, looks like the opening of his restaurant will still push through as planned.
The Beard, meanwhile, has called Houston his home for the last eight years. It’s crazy how the once-beloved Texas figure is now being villanized by his former supporters. But who could blame them? The way Harden handled those trade negotiations wasn’t exactly amicable.
We’ve certainly seen how scenarios like this one have turned ugly in the past. Scorned fans have resorted to burning jerseys of their team’s former superstar players, One car wash owner in Houston, however, took it up a notch when he offered free service in exchange for Harden’s old Rockets jerseys.
James Harden’s new restaurant, meanwhile, is a clear ode to his jersey number in H-Town. Judging by the early reviews looks like “Thirteen” won’t be much of a hit in the Houston area.