Although Harden apparently does not believe James is a necessary component to the Rockets overthrowing the Warriors in the Western Conference, which would be a first since the 2014 NBA Playoffs, as Golden State has made it to The Finals in four consecutive seasons and won three championships, James would be a strong addition to an already talented roster.
James, of course, can opt out of his contract with the Cavaliers on Friday.
If those are, indeed, Durant's thoughts, Twitter seems to agree with him.
The latest, according to a report by The Hype Magazine as per CavaliersNation, is that James' decision is linked with his reported "Space Jam 2" release - the sequel to Michael Jordan's original film over two decades ago. Landon Buford adds that the connection is due to his next team possibly playing a part in the trailer. Even if James declines, he could still re-sign with Cleveland, like he did in 2016.
Los Angeles Lakers rumors are going to really pick up in the coming days.
"I was wondering if there was something I could have did better to make him not want to be traded", James told reporters during Cleveland's media day before the season tipped off.
"MVP, it's hard to gauge nowadays, because now you have the people's MVP and you have, like, the NBA's MVP", Irving said while guest-hosting a show on radio station Hot 97 in NY, per ESPN.
A departure from Cleveland would mark the second exit from his hometown side in his career, though he did deliver on his promise of giving the city their first-ever championship when they famously came back from 3-1 down to defeat the Warriors 4-3 in the 2016 NBA Finals.
"My source tells me that LeBron James - and you can take this to the bank - will be dressed in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform next year".