Former Houston Rockets general manager Darryl More took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle on Sunday helping many during his 13 seasons with the team.

But he wrote in bold, “James Harden changed my life,” saving his most illustrious praise for Rockets star James Harden.

“An entire page can only be dedicated to James,” Morey wrote. “They not only changed my life, but also revolutionized the game of basketball – and continued to do so – like almost no one has. Because of James, the game is played differently, and everyone in the world On the playground, the next generation. Talent is studying and imitating their game. “

Morey brought Harden to Houston in the October 2012 blockbuster trade. The deal was one of 77 trades that Morey operated as the Rockets’ general manager.

Harden won the 2018 MVP award and the last three scoring titles, while making eight straight All-Star teams and leading the Rockets to the playoffs each season in Houston.

But Rocket never reached the NBA Finals under Morey, and he stepped in as general manager on Thursday.

“I can’t believe I wouldn’t be able to do another strategy session with James,” Morey wrote. “I like my incredible Hall of Fame mates Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook working with the Rockets, I’ll try to win a championship in Houston for James. This is how the story should end.”

Morey concluded his letter by thanking the City of Houston and Rockets fans.

He wrote, “Your support has energized and inspired me. You are the motivator of our success.” “I feel honored to be a part of your story.”