Black Sports Online "Westbrook becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2017, Harden the following year. While doing a story on if the mystique of the Lakers is still big enough to attract free agent, ESPN got this interesting nugget from an NBA executive. “They don’t have the same pull, but they do have the city,..." June 30
Real GM Basketball "With Patrick Beverley out for the playoffs, the lack of depth on the Houston Rockets' roster at point guard and shooting guard became clear. James Harden was responsible for a considerable amount of the Rockets' ballhandling duties. and Jason Terry played a ton of minutes." May 30
Complex "Question: If Lil B's Based God's Curse—the one that he's put on Kevin Durant a few times now—is so effective, then why hasn't he been putting it on Warriors opponents throughout the NBA Playoffs? He's a big Golden State fan, so it kind of seems like a no-brainer to us. From Anthony Davis to Zach..." May 22
NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21
Houston Chronicle "A day after James Harden played through a cold, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Harden did not seem to have any greater issues, though the Rockets did not have any workout on Wedneday." May 14
TMZ "James Harden's mother tells TMZ Sports ... Matt Barnes PERSONALLY APOLOGIZED Wednesday night ... after the L.A. Clippers star hurled an extremely rude comment to her during last night's NBA playoff game. Monja Willis wouldn't tell us exactly what Barnes said to her at the Toyota Center in..." May 07
Larry Brown Sports "James Harden went off in the second half to give the Houston Rockets a much-needed win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 Wednesday night. He looked like a man who was playing angry, and Matt Barnes may have had something to do with it. According to ESPN’s Calvin Watkins, Barnes was..." May 07
Dwight Howard reacts to Harden not winning MVP: "All of us are pretty upset he didn't win, but our goal is to win the championship."
The MVP vote finished: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. LeBron 4. Westbrook, 5. Davis. I voted: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. Westbrook 4. LeBron 5. Davis.
Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard James Harden said he thinks he has done everything he can to win the NBA’s MVP award this year, but that he isn’t thinking about it too much. “I think I’ve done enough but that’s not my main focus,” Harden said. With four games left this season, Harden is one of the front..." April 11
CBS Sports "On Tuesday, I wrote about how the MVP race is down to a two-man race. One of the Sportsbook agrees. The odds are off the books at Sportsbook.com and TheGreek.com (the two I typically use for these posts, as well as at PinnacleSports).But Bovada.lv released their odds Wednesday, and it's pretty..." April 01
The Score "This season's MVP race is as hotly contested as any the NBA has seen in a quarter century, with Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and even Chris Paul enjoying MVP-caliber campaigns. Of course, only one of those superstars will lift the Maurice Podoloff..." March 31
USA Today "Like it or not, narrative matters when it comes to the NBA's MVP race. LeBron James knows this as well as anyone, as all those MVP campaigns that came before were so great that it's tough for the Cleveland Cavaliers star to top what was done before. Translation: bad narrative. Stephen Curry is..." March 27
SB Nation "James Harden was at peak form in the Rockets' overtime victory over the Cavaliers on Sunday. He scored from inside and out, and got to the free throw line 18 times on his way to 33 points on 18 shots. He also logged eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in his 42 minutes on the..." March 03
ESPN "Rockets guard James Harden was called for a flagrant foul for appearing to kick LeBron James below the belt in Sunday's 105-103 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a flagrant foul 1, allowing Harden to stay in the game and finish off a 33-point performance to lead Houston to..." March 02
Harden on his ankle: “It’s pretty sore right now, but I’ll get some rest tonight and ice it… and hopefully be ready to go Friday."
Larry Brown Sports "James Harden may be moving on up in the dating world. According to a few reports, the Houston Rockets star is dating model Amber Rose. Rose, who is known for her past relationships with Kanye West and rapper Wiz Khalifa, was spotted at a recent Rockets game. Reports said she was there for..." February 11
Houston Chronicle "The NBA’s leading scorer will not have to wait for the All-Star game on Feb. 15 in Madison Square Garden to start putting up shots in New York on All-Star weekend. Rockets guard James Harden will be officially named to the field for the Foot Locker Three-Point contest tonight, according to two..." February 06
Houston's James Harden has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star reserves, league sources tell Yahoo.
ESPN Dallas "If Chandler Parsons had a midseason MVP vote, it would go to former teammate James Harden. "For sure. He's the best player in basketball right now," Parsons said before his Dallas Mavericks fell 99-94 to Harden's Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. "The things he's doing are incredible. The..." January 29
CBS Sports "We know who's starting in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, as the 10 players selected by a fan vote were announced on TNT on Thursday. As always, we can quibble with the names on that list, and that's what we're here to do. Here are some players who could be sitting at home, wondering what more they..." January 23
CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets have been the heroes and zeroes of free agency for years now. When Daryl Morey took over the Rockets and it was obvious the Yao Ming-Tracy McGrady pairing wasn't destined for health and prosperity, the plan to start clearing cap space and acquiring assets to move in exchange..." October 07
James Harden said hopes to play in 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The Dream Shake "At Houston Rockets media day, James Harden sat down for his interview and predictably the discourse shifted to his defense. After a World Cup in which Harden asserted himself in a larger role, Harden still came under fire for a perceived lack of effort on the defensive end. Here's what Harden had..." September 30
Washington Post "James Harden was going up for a layup. Paul George was going up to contest the shot. When they came down, George had broken his leg and Harden had to look on, petrified and perplexed by what transpired. “That was tough,” said Harden, who struggled to watch as George agonized near the basket..." August 27
CBS Sports "In an interview with ESPN, Houston Rockets star James Harden said what many NBA players think about themselves. Scoop: Bottom line, you are on this team and a lot of players aren't, but in your mind, who is the best basketball player alive right now? Harden: Myself. Scoop:..." August 19
CSN Northwest "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..." July 31
CSN Houston "Despite adding Dwight Howard, who was announced Wednesday as the All-NBA second team center, the Rockets still bowed out of the NBA playoffs in the opening round. James Harden, named first team All-NBA for the first time in his career, said he thought the Rockets could be in good position for..." June 04
Houston Chronicle "With the start of the playoffs just days away, Rockets guard James Harden remained in Houston for treatment on his sore right ankle. He has been dealing with soreness in the ankle throughout much of the season and it is not considered a reason for concern, but Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he..." April 16
With James Harden (elbow) good to go and this week's roster changes, no Rockets player is out with an injury for first time this season.
Harden says he hyperextended right elbow. Says he couldn't really dribble with right hand. Says it's throbbing. Will get MRI tomorrow.
James Harden's hyper extended right elbow has improved greatly today. Might not do MRI, which only would show extent of damage, after all.
Yahoo! Sports "Injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will be replaced as a Western Conference All-Star starter by Houston Rockets guard James Harden, a source told Yahoo Sports. Bryant (988,884) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (1,047,281) earned the right to start in the NBA All-Star Game..." February 14
SB Nation "The Rockets won a wild game in Dallas on Wednesday night, 117-115, over the Mavericks, their second straight without James Harden in the lineup. The victory was big for Houston as it battles to stay within reach of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but some comments surfaced..." January 30
No official word on Harden yet, but since he's not shooting yet it doesn't look like he's going to play vs. Mavs tonight.
James Harden is out tonight with a bruised left thumb sustained Saturday night against the Grizzlies.
James Harden will give it a go, McHale said. Not sure where he is coming back from ankle sprain.
James Harden says his sprained ankle has improved but he'll be a game-time decision for the Spurs tomorrow night.
Pro Basketball Talk "The good news for Houston: Jeremy Lin will be back and in the starting lineup for the Rockets Monday against Dallas, which is good news with Patrick Beverly out for about six weeks with a fracture in his hands. The bad news: James Harden is sitting out Monday to rest the sprained ankle he tried..." December 23
James Harden and Jeremy Lin are both out tonight vs pistons.
Kevin McHale back and says James will go tonight
On top of Asik Sweepstakes, Rockets now faced with high ankle sprain for James Harden. Not an injury typically shaken off in a game or two
Omer Asik (thigh), Jeremy Lin (back), Chandler Parsons (back), Terrence Jones (flu) along with James Harden did not practice.
Harden says ankle "very, very, very painful." Not sure if he'll have to miss time. Has to see how it responds.
Houston Chronicle "James Harden’s 0 for 10 3-point shooting matched the worst shooting night from distance in his career and was the most 3-pointers missed by a Rockets player without making one. It was not entirely an aberration, however. Harden’s 29.2 percent shooting on 3-pointers would be the worst for a full..." December 06
Harden looks like he'll go, but we've said that before.
Harden: "It feels real good. I had some time to rest it and get a lot of treatment. It’s a lot better. The swelling has gone down a lot."
James is out tonight...JLin will start again
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets could be facing a shortage in the backcourt, depending on how James Harden and Aaron Brooks respond to injuries in the next few days. Harden missed a second consecutive game and is considered day-to-day. Brooks left Monday’s game with a bruised right thigh. Both would be questionable..." November 26
Kevin McHale told me James Harden will try, but he'd be more surprised if he played than if he didn't.