Today (May 22), the Hawks' organization playfully responded to claims that B's tweets towards Harden have made an impact on the NBA Playoffs. After the Rockets fell to the Warriors by one-point last night, this is what the Hawks had to say to the Based God:
@LILBTHEBASEDGOD which of your songs would you like me to play tonight? I'll do my best to learn it before the game.— AlbumOn iTunesNow (@Sir_Foster) May 22, 2015
Apparently it's all love, though, with the b-ball loving rapper saluting the Hawks roster.
The rapper had previously called out James Harden's on-court stirring celebrations as looking suspiciously similar looks a lot like the wrist-flickin' move invented and popularized by the Based God in videos like "I Cook." He praised the Warriors, and asked to get some credit for the move.
@ATLHawks I got love for the Hawks and Jeff Teague is a beast!! Hawks deserve great things and the city of Atlanta!!! - Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 22, 2015
Addressing Harden last night, the rapper wrote, "People that steal from Lil B will pay now or later all you have to do is pay respect to the original and the leader blind ones will." He quickly cleared things up by saying that Harden is welcome to stirring things up in future games, so long as he gives credit where it's due.
While the Rockets fell 98-99 to the Warriors in last night's game, it should also be noted that, if hexed, Harden is still playing like a beast. The Beard racked up 38 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in the game. He has yet to respond to B's claims.
And please remember James harden has not been cursed like Kevin durant james was warned. Just waiting for harden to speak on dance - Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 22, 2015
Dialling back a few years, now, B had previously "cursed" Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant in 2011 after the small forward took to Twitter to say he wasn't a fan of the Based God's music. As superstitious sports fan may have noted already, Durant has never won a title, was sidelined with a serious injury this season, and his team didn't even make the playoffs this year.
Meanwhile, Harden's Rockets host the Warriors at Houston's Toyota Center tomorrow (May 23) for Game Three of the Western Conference Finals. The away team seemingly feel blessed to have B's support.