Lil B offers to lift curse on James Harden after Rockets’ elimination
Lil B took to Twitter after the Houston Rockets were eliminated from the postseason Thursday night to extend an olive branch to James Harden.
The rapper has long had issues with Rockets superstar (more on that later), but suggested perhaps it’s time to end the mostly one-sided feud in the wake of the Rockets’ embarrassing 114-75 blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
In fact, “The Based God” appeared to actually feel bad about how horribly the Rockets were dismantled in the elimination game.
I apologize to James harden I'm ready to talk and end the curse… it's time to talk and be the leader everyone believes you are – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 12, 2017
Lil B’s beef with Harden goes all the way back to 2015. The rapper took issue with how Harden supposedly stole his “cooking dance” celebration during the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
Go warriors @warriors and let James harden no he doing the Lil B cooking dance if he doing that flickin wrist or whipping he mark – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 21, 2015
The curse took another turn for the worse, as it were, when Harden posted a photo of himself doing the “cooking dance” on Instagram ahead of the 2015-16 NBA season.
The apparent co-opting of the purportedly patented move led Lil B to continue his curse on Harden.
Yall see how James harden is playing because he won't acknowledge he does the lil b cooking dance sports celebration. Sad , cursed – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) October 31, 2015
Fast forward to Thursday night. Harden had an abysmal game in the brutal loss, scoring only 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting, to go along with six turnovers and six fouls. Harden, though, did accept responsibility for the Rockets’ elimination loss.
“Everything falls on my shoulders,” Harden said, via ESPN. “I take responsibility for it, both ends of the floor. You know, it’s tough, especially the way we lost at home for Game 6. But it happened. Now we move forward.”
But now, it appears enough is enough and the curse may be lifted … at least until Harden busted out the celebration again come next season. Although it will be up to Lil B at that point once again.