James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Paul's injury forces Rockets to re-evaluate plan with James Harden

    ESPN "The heavy burden on James Harden's shoulders, a major factor in the MVP runner-up's miserable finish during last season’s Western Conference semifinals, had been eased as far as the Rockets' front office was concerned. No longer would Harden feel the pressure to create possession after..." October 23

  • Kevin McHale: James Harden calling me 'a clown' won't change my opinion of his leadership skills

    ESPN "Kevin McHale continued his war of words with Houston Rockets star James Harden on Friday. The former Rockets coach turned TV analyst had fired the opening salvo last week by declaring that Harden is "not a leader." Harden responded by calling McHale "a clown" and questioning his..." October 14

  • James Harden isn't ready to cry foul over 'James Harden Rule'

    Houston Chronicle "If James Harden was the least bit flattered or honored that a rule change had been unofficially named after him, the feeling was lost when he was fouled without the reward of a trip to the line. Twice in the Rockets' first three preseason games, Harden drove and drew fouls, expecting to be..." October 13

  • James Harden Called Kevin McHale A ‘Clown’ After His Comments About Leadership

    Uproxx "James Harden fired back at Kevin McHale after the former Houston Rockets coach criticized his leadership earlier in the week. The Rockets guard responded when he spoke to the media on Saturday, calling McHale a “clown” and arguing that he did “anything and everything” his former coach wanted..." October 07

  • Ex-Rockets coach Kevin McHale: James Harden is 'not a leader'

    USA Today "Kevin McHale, who spent three-plus seasons as James Harden's head coach with the Houston Rockets, says that while the superstar guard is a "phenomenal basketball player," he lacks leadership skills. "James is not a leader," McHale said in a clip shared by NBA TV on Twitter Friday morning. "He..." October 06

  • James Harden Says 2017 Rockets Are ‘Similar’ to 2012 Thunder

    SLAM Online "James Harden sees plenty of similarities between this year’s Rockets and the 2012 Thunder team that went to the NBA Finals. In an interview with VICE, Harden said that Houston have the same “talent and versatility,” adding that the Rockets are “by far” the best since his arrival. Even though..." September 13

  • James Harden Says He’ll be a Rocket for Life

    SLAM Online "Responding to a fan’s pleas on Twitter, James Harden promised that he’ll never leave the city of Houston, and that he’ll be a Rocket for life. The All-Star guard inked a massive extension with the Rockets this summer. Harden visited with evacuees from Hurricane Harvey in H-Town over the..." September 05

  • James Harden Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Houston

    Bleacher Report "Houston Rockets guard James Harden announced Saturday he plans to donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief. "This is home for me," Harden told reporters, according to KPRC-TV's Adam Wexler. "I wanted to say thank you to J.J. Watt, what he's doing for the city. Thank you to the mayor, for..." September 03

  • Harden: Chris ‘didn’t seem happy’ at start of offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden’s intervention was vital in bringing Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Harden was more than happy to bring Paul in to join him in the Rockets backcourt — in fact, he reached out, sensing that the point guard was not entirely happy with his situation in Los Angeles. “I just knew..." August 19

  • Harden says he talks to Paul daily to try to 'get ahead of the game'

    SI "Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry just breezed to a title, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have lit up July with their soap opera drama, and Russell Westbrook and Paul George will be must-see TV thanks to a fearless gamble by Oklahoma City’s front office. But the NBA’s most engrossing superstar..." August 01

  • Report: James Harden, Chris Paul to Face Russell Westbrook in the Drew League

    SLAM Online "After a few pick-up runs at UCLA this week, Rockets teammates Chris Paul and James Harden will reportedly suit up for LA Unified of the Drew League this weekend. Per ESPN, Harden and CP3 will be facing stiff competition—Russell Westbrook and the Home Town Favorites. The game will be played..." July 28

  • Harden spent so much in strip club they retired his jersey?

    Yardbarker "If James Harden continues to light it up for the Houston Rockets and can eventually lead the team on a deep playoff run or more, he just might get his jersey number retired one day. In the meantime, a strip club paying tribute to him will have to do. On rapper Joe Budden’s podcast this week,..." July 28

  • James Harden says he'll be in Houston 'forever'

    ESPN "A big smile peaked behind James Harden's famously bushy beard as the Houston Rockets superstar was asked how it felt to have signed the richest contract in NBA history. "Sounds good," Harden said during a Saturday news conference to announce the four-year maximum contract extension that means..." July 15

  • James Harden says Carmelo Anthony trade is 'out of his hands'

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets have two-thirds of their own Big Three with James Harden and the newly acquired Chris Paul. The Rockets also were reportedly in the mix to acquire New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in a trade. Harden called Anthony "one of the best players that we have in this league"..." July 15

  • Lonzo Ball Wore James Harden's Adidas Shoes Thursday Night, Not Big Baller Brand's

    The Big Lead "Lonzo Ball went away from his family’s brand of shoes for the second straight game Thursday night. The 19-year-old eschewed the Big Baller Brand ZO2s and went with James Harden’s adidas kicks. On Wednesday night, Ball ditched the BBB shoes in favor of a pair of Kobe A.D.s, which are made by..." July 14

  • Mike D’Antoni on James Harden and Chris Paul: 'Their synergy is going to be great'

    Yardbarker "Mike D’Antoni, like much of the NBA community, is currently in Las Vegas to watch NBA Summer League action. D’Antoni, this past season’s NBA Coach of the Year, took some time to chat with NBA TV’s Dennis Scott. Naturally, the interview progressed to a question about Chris Paul, the recently..." July 11

  • Can James Harden Lead a Superteam with the Rockets?

    The Big Lead "James Harden got paid, to the tune of a $228 million extension that will keep him in Houston through the 2022-23 season. And, as last year proved, he’s earned such a lucrative and status-sealing figure. His 29.1/8.2/11.2 slash line would be MVP-worthy in many other years. Unfortunately, his..." July 10

  • James Harden, Rockets Agree to Biggest Contract in NBA History

    Bleacher Report "The Houston Rockets announced Saturday that they signed James Harden to a four-year contract extension that will run through the 2022-23 season. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst first reported the sides were close to finalizing a deal. Harden, who signed a four-year, $118..." July 08

  • Rockets plan to offer James Harden another contract extension

    Houston Chronicle "While planning their summer roster moves, the Rockets "plan" to take a step that will allow them to tell potential free agents that star guard James Harden will not be going anywhere. For the second consecutive season, the Rockets intend to offer Harden a contract extension long before he could..." June 20

  • Lil B Has Lifted His Curse on James Harden

    Complex "Lil B has previously assigned and retracted curses on Kevin Durant and D’Angelo Russell, but the original NBA curse for which he is most well-known—his jinx on Rockets guard James Harden—has remained relatively constant. The curse originated when Lil B said James Harden stole his “cooking” dance..." June 04