But as the hours ticked by, Asik was still in Houston and no trade was made. Even more shocking – there was a complete reversal in the Asik rumors. Not only was a trade not happening on Thursday, Asik wasn’t going to be traded at all – at least not for the foreseeable future.
Even more hilarious? The team, who desperately attempted to move Asik is now asking fans to vote the big man into the 2013-14 NBA All-Star game.
Social media happy general manager Daryl Morey urged fans to put Asik on their ballots with All-Star voting underway:
Omer Asik #NBABallot
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) December 19, 2013
I uh – I don’t even know what to say. Sure, the Rockets would obviously like Asik in the All-Star game (which is a laughable and unrealistic notion in the first place) but really? Isn’t that kind of like bringing home flowers to your significant other after cheating on them?