James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • Harden: No player had as much responsibility as me last season

    The Score "James Harden has a reputation for being somewhat of a defensive liability. The Houston Rockets guard acknowledged that critical flaw in his game recently before insisting the chatter "doesn't really" bother him. "Everybody makes mistakes," he told Lang Whitaker of NBA.com. "I can look up the..." July 25

  • James Harden Says He'll Actually Play Defense Next Year

    Complex "James Harden seems excited for the changes in the Houston Rockets organization. Beyond moving on from Dwight Howard, the Rockets have also signed coach Mike D'Antoni, re-signed Harden (4 years, $118 million), and added Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon. In the offseason, everyone feels like a..." July 23

  • Moses Malone Jr Thinks James Harden Sent Men to Attack Him

    Click 2 Houston "Four men have been charged in an attack at the V Live Vintage Steakhouse on June 25, according to police. Darian Blount, Kavon Boutte, Oscar Wattell and Deavion Lewis have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon after police said they robbed Moses Malone Jr. of around $50,000..." July 21

  • Moses Malone Jr.: I Was Attacked for Dissin' James Harden ... Suspects Charged

    TMZ "The son of NBA legend Moses Malone told cops the men who attacked and robbed him at gunpoint outside of a Houston strip club were looking to "punish" him for disrespecting James Harden in a Facebook post. TMZ Sports has learned ... the D.A. has charged 4 men for the June 25th incident -- in..." July 20

  • Harden ready for clean slate: 'Last year was very stressful for all of us'

    The Score "Though it produced three playoff appearances, two 54-plus-win seasons, and one Western Conference finals berth in three years, the James Harden-Dwight Howard partnership didn't quite work out the way the Houston Rockets might've hoped. After a dour, tumultuous season that saw them fire coach..." July 19

  • Dwight Howard on James Harden: 'I wish the relationship would have been a lot better'

    USA Today "Dwight Howard signed a three-year, $70.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks after a tumultuous three seasons with the Houston Rockets. There were many reports that Howard and Rockets star James Harden had a shaky relationship that affected the team on and off the court. Howard averaged..." July 14

  • Sources: James Harden agrees to $118M renegotiation

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden has agreed to a four-year, $118 million renegotiation that could keep him under contract through 2020, league sources told The Vertical. The deal assures the Rockets of one additional year of Harden under contract in 2018-19 because of a player option..." July 09

  • It’s time for the Rockets to try James Harden at point guard

    The Dream Shake "The Rockets had three main goals going into the offseason: signing a star, adding shooting and giving James Harden a playmaker to ease his burden. Daryl Morey struck out on objective No. 1 this offseason. Mission accomplished — injury caveat here — on objective No. 2. Eric Gordon could..." July 06

  • Moses Malone Jr. robbed at gunpoint, claims James Harden ordered it

    The Sports Daily "Moses Malone, Jr., son of NBA great Moses Malone, claims he was attacked by James Harden’s entourage outside V Live Houston early Saturday morning. Malone Jr. posted on Facebook about how Harden’s basketball camp was unaffordable for inner-city kids, and believes Harden sent his entourage to..." June 28

  • Harden says he hasn't spoken to Howard about free agency

    The Score "Dwight Howard is widely presumed to be on his way out of Houston as an unrestricted free agent this summer, and Rockets teammate James Harden doesn't appear to be doing much to convince him to stick around. "He's his own man, he knows what's best for his career," Harden said of Howard at his..." June 23

  • Harden to actively recruit Durant in free agency

    The Score "Four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant will have a number of suitors this summer as he enters unrestricted free agency. One of the teams looking to acquire his services will be the Houston Rockets, with All-Star guard James Harden - a former teammate of Durant with the Oklahoma City Thunder -..." June 23

  • Rockets ready to chase star to pair with James Harden

    The Sports Daily "The Houston Rockets understand they might lose Dwight Howard to free agency this summer, but soothe such thoughts with the idea of chasing a major name on the open market with the free cap space. Howard never fit right with James Harden and the Rockets disappointed so much last season that the..." June 16

  • Rockets' James Harden withdraws from 2016 Olympics

    SI "Houston Rockets guard James Harden has withdrawn from consideration for the USA Basketball roster that will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. “As a result of many difficult conversations with my family, the Rockets, and trusted advisors, I've notified Jerry Colangelo and..." June 11

  • James Harden doesn’t know why he didn’t make All-NBA Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Generally speaking, if you put up numbers 29 points, 7.5 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game, you are going to make one of the All-NBA teams. Not James Harden. Not this season. And he doesn’t get it, as Harden told Jason Terry on the latter’s new show on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “I mean,..." June 04

  • Lil B Confirms James Harden and Kevin Durant Are Both Still Cursed

    Complex "Lil B appeared on ESPN's excellent new basketball show, The Jump, Friday afternoon, and he confirmed Rockets guard James Harden and Thunder forward Kevin Durant are indeed still bearing the weight of the dreaded Curse of the Based God. Tracy McGrady certainly believes in the curse on Harden...." June 04

  • Harden calls All-NBA snub extra motivation

    The Score "James Harden earned his fourth consecutive All-Star selection this season, but the Rockets superstar was snubbed from an All-NBA selection for the first time in his four-year tenure in Houston. And that's what Harden says he'll use to fuel him going forward. "That's extra motivation for me..." June 02

  • James Harden accused of assaulting photographer, breaking finger

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly attacking a photographer. TMZ reports that Harden is accused of shoving a photographer who walked up to him in Hollywood and asked for the four-time All-Star’s opinion about Donald..." May 19

  • Ex-Rocket Reid: 'Harden looks after Harden'

    The Score "The hand-wringing over a failed Houston Rockets season continues along the Gulf Coast, and former Rockets star Robert Reid chimed in Monday, pointing the finger at James Harden. "Harden is a tremendous player, but he's not bringing it for the team," Reid told KHOU-TV. "I'm sorry, I'm just going..." May 03

  • Anonymous Rockets Player on the Real Problem Between Harden and Howard

    Black Sports Online "The Houston Rockets season ended on Wednesday night as they were blown out by the defending champion, Golden State Warriors. The 2015-2016 Rockets season was plagued by dysfunction, bitterness and lack of purpose. According to Yahoo Sports The Vertical, at the center of it all is the relationship..." April 29

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    Harden: "This season from the beginning wasn't going our way. Too many distractions. It's been like a bumpy road this entire season."

  • James Harden: 'I have to be better next year'

    Houston Chronicle "As the Rockets rushed from the Oracle Arena visitor's locker room and a long, frustrating season, James Harden looked to the off-season pledging to return a better player. "Just a tough year. Tough year," Harden said. "I think every player, every great player goes through it. It's an..." April 28

  • Report: Harden-Howard relationship considered 'cordially bad'

    The Score "It's entirely plausible that Wednesday's Game 5 will mark the final time that Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard share the court as teammates. The animosity between the two has continued to linger into the postseason, with one team source referring to the..." April 28

  • Harden, Howard and Rockets face uncertainty

    ESPN "Before the Houston Rockets lost Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, James Harden arrived at Oracle Arena in a black SUV with his bodyguard, marketing rep and four friends. He chose not to ride in either of Houston's two team buses, something he has..." April 27

  • NBA rules Harden's Game 3 winner should have been offensive foul

    The Score "James Harden's fadeaway jumper with 2.7 seconds remaining in Game 3 of the Houston Rockets-Golden State Warriors series on Thursday night should have never counted. The NBA released its Last Two Minute Report for the game on Friday, noting that Harden should have been called for an offensive..." April 22

  • The ‘Inside The NBA’ Crew Went HAM Narrating This James Harden Defense Montage

    Dime Magazine "The Houston Rockets are not long for these playoffs after going down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors and looking generally listless and unhappy to be there. (You would be too, if you had to play the Warriors.) It will be a sad end for a sad team, and while James Harden is still unquestionably the..." April 20

  • Harden upset at lack of free-throw opportunities: 'How's that possible, though?'

    The Score "James Harden stopped short of critiquing the refs, but he clearly wasn't happy to see his streak come an end. After attempting at least one free throw in his 148 previous games, the Houston Rockets' leading scorer failed to toe the line a single time in Saturday's matinee against the Golden..." April 17

  • James Harden asks Kobe Bryant to help Rockets in his final career game

    CBS Sports "As the Houston Rockets battle the Dallas Mavericks and the Utah Jazz for one of the final playoff spots in the West, they can't help but scoreboard watch. A season of disappointment and apathy has left the Rockets on the outside looking in with just a few days left in the 2015-16 season. After the..." April 11

  • Harden, Rockets ready to make summer run at Kevin Durant

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets aren't ready for the offseason. But for as underachieving, disappointing, stunning, embarrassing -- whatever word you want to use -- a season it has been, the offseason is where everything begins for the Rockets. Houston currently sits outside the playoffs as it prepares to..." April 04

  • James Harden may sit Monday's practice with ankle sprain

    ESPN "Rockets All-Star guard James Harden might not practice Monday in Oklahoma City with a sprained left ankle, multiple sources told ESPN. Harden sprained his ankle in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Harden finished the game with 25 points in 37 minutes. Harden's..." March 20

  • Thunder may have traded James Harden in part because of his partying

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder’s decision to trade James Harden after their trip to the NBA Finals in 2012 remains one of the most significant in recent league history. Since the trade, the Thunder have not made it back to the Finals, while Harden went on to become an MVP candidate and make the..." March 12

  • Harden pushed management to fire McHale, wanted Howard traded

    The Score "The most powerful man in Houston may be none other than Rockets shooting guard James Harden. Harden reportedly pushed Rockets management to fire head coach Kevin McHale and has since shifted his efforts to shipping Dwight Howard out of town, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger, citing multiple..." February 26

  • CEO denies reports of James Harden, Dwight Howard demands

    ESPN "Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown was firm in the franchise's denial that star guard James Harden asked for coach Kevin McHale to be fired during a rare interview with Rockets beat reporters on Thursday. CBS Sports reported Harden pushed the Rockets front office to fire McHale, who was let go just..." February 26

  • Khloe Kardashian: James Harden Cheated On Me

    TMZ "James Harden is being CALLED OUT by Khloe Kardashian -- who says James begged her to be in an exclusive relationship ... only to CHEAT ON HER ASS! KK put Harden on blast on "Kocktails with Khloe" on FYI -- saying the Houston Rockets star was so into her " February 23

  • Dwight Howard, James Harden Reportedly Tried to Get Rockets to Trade One Another

    Bleacher Report "The partnership of Dwight Howard and James Harden hasn't delivered the success expected by the Houston Rockets since Howard's 2013 arrival, devolving to the point that both stars once reportedly tried to get the other traded. According to NBA.com's Fran Blinebury, issues between the two..." February 17

  • James Harden Admits He Didn’t Like All the Attention That Came With Dating a Kardashian

    Complex "As recently as just a year ago, it was rare to see James Harden on TMZ. He was featured on the site a few times because of his beef with Lil B, but outside of that, he steered clear of the TMZ photographers. That all changed when he started dating Khloe Kardashian last year. When you date a..." February 13

  • Harden's frustration with his team is nearing the boiling point

    ESPN "The season just isn't the same for James Harden. He has his numbers, another All-Star appearance, but it's different. Frustration is a key word when describing Harden's fourth season with the Houston Rockets, who take on the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night (ESPN, 10:30 ET). "Yeah,..." February 12

  • Kevin McHale: James Harden being out of shape hurt Rockets early

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin McHale was dumped by the Houston Rockets 11 games into the season following a slow 4-7 start, that despite reaching the Western Conference finals the previous season. On Tuesday, the former Rockets coach appeared on TNT and said that James Harden being out of shape and Dwight Howard being..." February 11

  • Khloé Kardashian Has Reportedly Dumped James Harden

    Complex "Khloé Kardashian has reportedly ended her headlines-snatching relationship with James Harden, according to the Huffington Post. Though Khloé reportedly dumped Harden a few weeks back, this alleged confirmation from the Kardashian camp splendidly arrives during the one week of the year in which..." February 09

  • Dudley explains crucial uncalled foul against Harden: 'He flops so much'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The only way Jared Dudley knew how to stop James Harden from hitting the last basket is to do what most players do on the final plays -- foul him. They know that officials generally don't like to blow whistles unless the infraction is severe but considering how controversial the ending was there's..." January 31

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