As a substitute of reporting to Houston for coaching camp final week, James Harden went to Atlanta to have a good time the birthday of a rapper named Lil Child, who reportedly acquired $100,000 in money, a $200,000 watch and a bunch of honey bun pastries in a Prada bag as a present from the NBA celebrity.
Because the Rockets held their first follow of the season on Sunday, video on social media appeared to point out Harden partying in a Las Vegas nightclub, overtly flouting the league’s coronavirus protocols by gallivanting inside with no masks.
Harden lastly reported for work on Tuesday, because the NBA makes an attempt to begin a new season within the tooth of a pandemic, with hundreds of thousands unemployed and depressing from 9 months of virus restrictions. However his delayed arrival is simply the start of this showdown in a league that has turn out to be accustomed to the most effective gamers getting their approach.
Harden’s extraordinary gambit to strain the Rockets into buying and selling their franchise participant to a title contender is the NBA’s newest saga pitting a disgruntled star towards his personal workforce.