Rockets vs Cavs tip off tonight at 8pm ET.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on James Harden and the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in the first game of tonight's TNT doubleheader, airing at 8:00pm ET. Ahead of the much anticipated matchup, the Rockets released an A+ hype video on social media starring their guy James Harden, as well as LeBron.
The video package starts out as you'd expect with some of Harden's highlights and a running commentary of his accomplishments. But then the video hilariously shifts to LeBron... and his buddy, Arthur.
Referencing LeBron's "Mood..." post on instagram earlier in the week, tonight's hype video features appearances from Arthur, as well as some of the animated aardvark's closest friends. LeBron should get a kick out of it all considering he's apparently a big fan of the program.
In case you're unclear on the whole LeBron x Arthur connection, the 3-time NBA champ posted the well-known Arthur fist meme on instagram earlier this week with the caption "Mood...", shortly after Kyrie Irving scored 35 points and led the Boston Celtics to their ninth straight win of the season.
Naturally, fans speculated that the post was in reference to Kyrie's success with the Celtics. However, when reporters questioned LeBron about the post he simply said, "I like Arthur. That's OK, right?"
The Cavs, 5-6 on the season, have struggled in this young NBA season but LeBron led the team to a 124-119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. In other words, Cleveland is undefeated in the Arthur era.
Houston, on the other hand, has jumped out to an 8-3 record and has won their last three games, all while playing without All-Star point guard Chris Paul. Both teams are among the league leaders in offensive efficiency.
Again, you can check out the Cavs vs Rockets game tonight on TNT at 8pm ET, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets.