The back and forth exchanges between Houston Rockets guard James Harden and newly-minted Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parson has ended.

Thanks to TEAM USA for bringing them together in Las Vegas for training camp, Parsons said he and Harden found time in between time to chat and patch things up.

“We’ve been in the casinos together and everything,” Parsons said to “We talked about it and it’s in the past. We’ve been hanging out, talking. We played on the same team a few times here, which was cool to get back out there with him. There are no hard feelings.”

Harden insists that his initial comments about himself and Dwight Howard being the cornerstones and the others are just “role players,” was taken out of context by the media.

“There was never really any back and forth,” Harden told “I never said anything about Chandler. Chandler is in Dallas right now. I was just talking about my teammates. No matter what, if the Rockets are playing good, Dwight and James get the praise. If we’re doing bad, Dwight and James gets the bulk of criticism. The media, I guess, took another story and ran with it. Chandler and me are cool. We’re good.”

That’s good news being that they formed such a tight friendship in their two years of playing together in Houston. Upon first learning of Harden’s statement, Parsons responded quickly on the airways declaring that it was a “pretty ridiculous statement.”

Now the two friends can look back and laugh, knowing how things can get misconstrued when not speaking directly to one another.