James Harden RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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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    ClutchFans @clutchfans

    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

  • 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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