James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • James Harden records 10,000th career point in win over Timberwolves

    The Score ""The Beard" is officially a member of the NBA's 10,000 club. Houston Rockets guard James Harden scored his 10,000th career point (492 games) in a narrow 107-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center. In 34 minutes, Harden dropped 27 points on 8-of-22..." January 14

  • Harden upset by 'disrespectful' laser pointer incident

    The Score "James Harden is not amused by the fan who directed a laser pointer at him Monday during the Houston Rockets' win over the Utah Jazz. "That's just disrespectful, not just to a basketball player, anybody," Harden said Wednesday, according to ESPN's Calvin Watkins. "Whoever that guy was he..." January 07

  • Jazz fan uses flashlight to distract James Harden, gets 1-year NBA ban

    CBS Sports "James Harden makes a living at the free-throw line. The Houston Rockets guard leads the league with 10.3 attempts at the charity stripe and converts 87.3 percent of them. Perhaps knowing that Harden's free throws could help lead Houston past the Utah Jazz on Monday, one fan decided to use a..." January 05

  • Fan shines laser pointer in James Harden’s eyes, gets banned from NBA arenas for one year

    Houston Chronicle "A fan that shined a light at James Harden at the free throw line was ejected from Vivint Smart Home Arena and banned from NBA arenas for one year, Jazz officials said on Monday. It was unclear what sort of light was used, but it appeared to be a laser pointer. Harden was at the free throw line..." January 05

  • James Harden on Klay Thompson calling himself NBA’s best SG: ‘We really know what’s going on’

    Houston Chronicle "When asked this month to name the best shooting guard in the NBA, the Warriors Klay Thompson seemed to consider the options before choosing the guard with the best record. “I’m going to go with myself,” Thompson told the Bay Area News Group. “We’re 26-1.” An All-NBA third-team choice last..." December 31

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Best part of Harden today regarding Thompson saying he's best SG: "But we really know what's going on." Harden leads SG in Real Plus Minus.

  • Dwight Howard, James Harden working to build better chemistry with each other

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard has been working more closely with James Harden lately in practice and hopes it’s showing during the games. The two have been practicing together a lot lately in an attempt to build chemistry as they try to lead the team to another playoff run. “It’s been great,” Howard said...." December 22

  • Rockets among Bryant's legion of fans

    Houston Chronicle "James Harden had long known what he wanted in life. Before the shoe deals and stardom, before the first stubble on his chin, he had watched Kobe Bryant in his prime, young and gifted, hungry for greatness and a place in NBA history. That was, Harden decided, what he wanted. "Kobe was my guy,"..." December 13

  • Dwight Howard's 30th birthday bash looked fun

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard celebrated his 30th birthday with a Great Gatsby-themed party Sunday night at Chateau Cocomar. The party included performances from Lil Boosie and Kirko Bangz, as well as appearances from TI, Bun B and Slim Thug. The highlight from social media was Howard, his teammates and..." December 08

  • Rockets' James Harden says playing big minutes causes defensive 'lapses'

    CBS Sports "The James Harden defense meme is back. The Houston Rockets' superstar was once laughed at regularly on the Internet for his indifference on defense. Yet last season, Harden made such an effort to become a defender who didn't hurt his team that you couldn't really make fun of him for what he did on..." December 02

  • James Harden blames heavy workload for his defensive lapses

    The Score "Houston Rockets superstar James Harden isn't thrilled about his burgeoning workload, which he claims it is affecting his ability to defend. Harden, who leads the league in minutes per game at 39.7, told Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle that he hopes to see that figure come..." December 02

  • Rockets Players Frustrated with James Harden

    USA Today "Kevin McHale was fired by the Houston Rockets, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the firing. J.B. Bickerstaff will take over on an interim basis and Chris Finch will be the associate head..." November 18

  • James Harden, Rockets showing no heart in awful start to season

    Houston Chronicle "Thank gosh for T.J. Yates and Carlos Correa. Because without Monday's winning duo, the insult to Houston a.k.a. the Rockets would be at the sad center of our Tuesday sporting lives. James Harden's sorry 4-7 "team" still got the second Sports cover of today's Houston Chronicle. But the Texans'..." November 17

  • James Harden Inks Deal With Stance For His Own Sock & Underwear Line

    Black Sports Online "James Harden is racking in the endorsements. Fresh off his monster Adidas deal, Harden just inked another deal with the NBA official sock provider Stance, getting his own line of socks and underwear. Today Stance announced James Harden has joined its Stance roster as a Punk & Poet. As part..." November 17

  • Drummond, Harden named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond and the Houston Rockets' James Harden were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 8. Drummond helped the Pistons to a 2-1 week behind averages of 22.0 points (fourth..." November 09

  • Khloé Kardashian and James Harden -- TOGETHER AGAIN

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian and James Harden made their first public appearance together since Lamar Odom's medical emergency. Khloe and James arrived together at Lure nightclub in Hollywood around midnight Sunday and stayed for 2 hours. They left separately. " November 09

  • James Harden on Rockets’ slow start: ‘We’re too cool’

    Larry Brown Sports "After being a popular sleeper pick in the preseason to come out of the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets have fallen flat on their faces right out of the gates of the 2015-16 NBA season. The team has opened up the season 0-2 with both losses coming at home and already a minus-40 point..." November 01

  • Khloe Kardashian, James Harden are still together

    Larry Brown Sports "Khloe Kardashian has been spending a lot of time helping Lamar Odom as he recovers from an apparent drug overdose, but that does not mean she has officially ended her relationship with her current boyfriend. Earlier this week, Kardashian said everyone needs to pump the brakes on the talk of her..." October 30

  • Lil B to James Harden: “The Curse Is Officially Back Active”

    Complex "Between thinking about the beginning of the 2015-16 NBA season and thinking about the end of his relationship with Khloé Kardashian, we would guess that the absolute last thing on James Harden’s mind right now is Lil B. But according to the Based God, the curse that he put on Harden earlier this..." October 22

  • Khloe Kardashian, James Harden to take break over Odom

    Larry Brown Sports "Khloe Kardashian has reportedly put her relationship with James Harden on hold so she can focus on being there for Lamar Odom. According to TMZ, Kardashian has vowed to be by Odom’s side when he begins physical and speech therapy, which is expected to take months to complete. Kardashian and..." October 20

  • James Harden: “Definitely” going to finish career in Houston

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since getting traded to Houston in 2012, James Harden has become one of the most recognizable superstars in the NBA. He was a sixth man in Oklahoma City, but he’s proven over the past three seasons with the Rockets that he’s more than capable of being the first option on a title-contending team...." October 19

  • Harden, on all-time great pace, says he'll 'definitely' end career in Houston

    CBS Sports "James Harden went from being one of the most dangerous role players in the NBA in Oklahoma City to being an MVP candidate with the Houston Rockets. Following the trade right before the start of the 2012-13 regular season, Harden was immediately a superstar in the league. He got the Rockets back to..." October 16

  • Rockets' Harden leaves preseason game with right knee contusion

    The Score "Houston Rockets All-Star shooting guard James Harden left Sunday's preseason outing against the Orlando Magic at State Farm Arena in the second quarter with a right knee contusion. He won't return, the team confirmed. The injury came after Harden collided with Magic guard Evan Fournier, who..." October 12

  • James Harden is still angry he didn't win MVP last year

    SB Nation "Stephen Curry took home last season's MVP award in a race that featured a plethora of excellent candidates, but runner-up James Harden is still salty that he didn't come away victorious. "I know I was the MVP," Harden told Fran Blinebury of NBA.com. "That's 100 percent given all the things that..." October 07

  • 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

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