James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • James Harden -- Wearing Nikes Again?!??? Just Did It

    TMZ "So much for that "Adidas is about to be crackin'" declaration -- because the shoe company's $200 million man James Harden just stepped out in NYC ... ROCKIN' NIKES ... AGAIN!!! As we previously reported, Adidas made it clear to Harden last week they were pissed the NBA star was spotted in Air..." September 21

  • James Harden's Drunk As Hell And Yelling About Adidas

    Deadspin "Rockets shooting guard James Harden was spotted leaving a Manhattan club early this morning, clearly overjoyed as he sang a line from Travis Scott’s “Antidote.” The guy taking video for TMZ asked Harden, who signed a 13-year contract with Adidas in August, if the shoe company was still mad at him..." September 17

  • Harden will have to stop wearing Air Jordans due to Adidas deal

    ESPN "A couple of days after new Adidas spokesman James Harden was spotted wearing Air Jordans, owned by competitor Nike, the president of Adidas North America said Harden's days wearing the Jumpman are numbered. Asked whether Harden will have to stop wearing his Air Jordan collection in public when..." September 16

  • Dwight Howard On James Harden Being The “Best Left-Handed Player Ever”

    Black Sports Online "There have been some really great and proficient lefties in the history of the NBA, but Dwight Howard says that his Rockets teammate, James Harden, tops them all. Dwight took to twitter on Monday, to get a consensus of who fans thought was the best lefty ever. Howard — based off his..." September 01

  • Rockets' Morey says he acquired Lawson to help Harden and Howard

    The Score "The Houston Rockets took the league by storm last season, winning 56 games mostly on the back of James Harden's MVP-worthy campaign. However, despite Harden and the Rockets' success, general manager Daryl Morey still felt the need to acquire help in the form of point guard Ty Lawson. Morey..." August 20

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Harden on addition of Lawson: "Ty is definitely going to help us. He gives us that quickness, playmaking ability, something we we missing."

  • James Harden will join Adidas as Nike opts not to match $200M offer

    ESPN "Adidas has taken Houston Rockets guard James Harden away from Nike with a 13-year, $200 million offer. Harden's agent, Rob Pelinka, negotiated the deal. Pelinka confirmed on Thursday that Nike informed him that it would not match the term sheet from Adidas. The deal with Harden, which will have..." August 13

  • Lamar Odom ambushed Khloé over new boyfriend James Harden

    Page Six "Khloé Kardashian’s budding relationship with Houston Rockets star James Harden has rubbed Lamar Odom the wrong way. Sources tell People their romance was the reason why Odom, 35, ambushed Kardashian, 31, outside a Beverly Hills SoulCycle on Wednesday morning. “Lamar has been trying to..." August 13

  • James Harden Contract -- Nike's Out ... Khloe Kardashian Called It!

    TMZ "Our Nike sources tell us the company has decided it won't try to top the $200 million deal Adidas offered Harden last week. As we've reported ... Nike had concerns about sinking that much dough into just ONE player, when it has several other superstars to sign. Harden has yet to officially..." August 11

  • Adidas makes $200M bid to sign Rockets star James Harden

    ESPN "Adidas has made a big play for the biggest basketball sneaker free agent of the summer of 2015. The company has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Houston Rockets guard James Harden, sources told ESPN.com. Nike, whose deal with Harden recently expired, has until the end of..." August 03

  • Rockets star James Harden gets MVP honors in voting by players

    Houston Chronicle "It may not be the official MVP award, but James Harden was picked as the league’s best in the first Players’ Awards, which is a collaboration between BET and the National Basketball Players Association. In voting by players, Harden was the “Top Vote Getter” as the ceremony proclaims over..." July 21

  • Rockets GM thinks Harden should've won MVP, makes Temecula challenge

    CBS Sports "Last season's MVP race had many candidates that were in the conversation, but Stephen Curry and James Harden were the only two players with a high probability of winning the award. The regular season dominance of the Warriors coupled with Curry's record-setting play won him the award. Harden was a..." July 21

  • James Harden -- Settles 'Kobe Owns Your Ass' Lawsuit

    TMZ "Remember when James Harden was accused of punching a Lakers fan in the face who told him "Kobe owns your ass?" Well, seems Harden has finally thrown in the towel in that legal war ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story, Harden was sued by a guy who admitted taunting James on the..." July 13

  • James Harden, Khloe Kardashian appear to be dating

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden sure knows how to get around. We’ve posted many gossip rumors over the past few years about who he might be dating, and the latest one will knock your socks off. Reports are suggesting that Harden is now dating Khloe Kardashian. The two were in Las Vegas together for July 4th..." July 07

  • NBA Exec Expects Harden and Westbrook to Team Up With Lakers

    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

  • James Harden Would Like Rockets To Add Backcourt Piece

    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

  • Lil B Calls James Harden Out for Stealing His Cooking Dance, Threatens to Curse Him

    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

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    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

  • James Harden feels fine a day after playing through a cold

    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

  • James Harden's Mom -- Matt Barnes Apologized To Me ... For In-Game Insult

    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

  • Matt Barnes reportedly talked trash to James Harden’s mom

    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

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    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."

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    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.

  • James Harden: ‘I’ve done enough’ to be MVP

    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

  • NBA MVP odds: Stephen Curry the heavy favorite, LeBron's out

    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

  • Anthony Davis endorses James Harden for MVP

    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

  • James Harden describes why he wants to be MVP

    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

  • James Harden's durability should make him the MVP favorite

    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

  • LeBron: Harden Kick 'not basketball play'

    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

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    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."

  • James Harden dating Amber Rose?

    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

  • James Harden to participate in 3-point contest at All-Star game

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston's James Harden has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star reserves, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Parsons: Harden is MVP at this point

    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

  • James Harden, Dwyane Wade among All-Star starter snubs

    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

  • Rockets plan on recruiting Kevin Durant with James Harden

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    James Harden said hopes to play in 2016 Olympics in Rio.

  • James Harden: "At times, my defense was pretty bad"

    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

  • Jerry Colangelo says James Harden is the leader of Team USA

    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

  • James Harden says he's the best basketball player alive

    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

  • Chandler Parsons on James Harden: 'There are no hard feelings'

    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

  • Harden discusses Rockets future, Parsons

    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

  • Treating ankle in Houston, Harden to sit out season-finale

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    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.

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    Harden says he hyperextended right elbow. Says he couldn't really dribble with right hand. Says it's throbbing. Will get MRI tomorrow.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    James Harden's hyper extended right elbow has improved greatly today. Might not do MRI, which only would show extent of damage, after all.

  • Source: James Harden to start NBA All-Star Game in place of injured Kobe Bryant

    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

  • Chandler Parsons: Rockets 'more balanced' when James Harden sits

    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

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    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.

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    James Harden is out tonight with a bruised left thumb sustained Saturday night against the Grizzlies.

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