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Why the Rockets will rely less on James Harden this season

With all the injuries the Houston Rockets suffered last season, James Harden took on an unusually large amount of responsibility offensively. Harden shouldered the load for the Rockets last year, but some of the offensive burden should be taken away from him this year.Here's Seth Partnow of the Washington Post on how the addition of Ty Lawson will impact Harden going forward:"Harden’s...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden photobombs Kanye West while celebrating birthday

The Houston Rockets guard, who finished second behind Stephen Curry in last season’s NBA MVP voting, reportedly has started dating reality television star Khloe Kardashian, which means he’s been rubbing elbows with plenty of celebrities. Wednesday night certainly was no exception, as he celebrated the special day with the Kardashian clan in Los Angeles and seized an opportunity...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden celebrates birthday with Kanye and the Kardashians

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden turned 26 on Wednesday, and he celebrated alongside his girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, and her family. Kim Kardashian posted a picture of her husband, Kanye West, and mother, Kris Jenner, snoozing while Harden put bunny ears on the two. Rager!!!! pic.twitter.com/cYpPz6S43S — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 26, 2015 ...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden does hilarious photobomb of Kanye West and Kris Jenner

There are times in life when you just need to have a good laugh and Houston Rockets James Harden decided to do a little bit of photobombing for our amusement. Harden who is rumored to be dating Khloe Kardashian recently attending a party with her and got the chance to photobomb Kanye West and Kris Jenner. While both Jenner and Kanye took a nap on a couch, Harden went into action...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

After cursing Harden, Lil B scores tryout with 76ers D-League team

The Philadelphia 76ers are in a well-publicized rebuild that seems to have no end in sight. And it their search for hidden gems, their D-League affiliate -- the Delaware 87ers -- has extended a tryout invitation to rapper Lil B. Lil B is probably best known among NBA fans for his cursing Houston Rockets star James Harden for stealing his "cooking dance," which Harden performed after...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lil B accepts invite to tryout for Sixers’ D-League team

    “Hoop Life mixtape i’mma try it out/I’mma try out, tryna’ make a route Up in the club like Dirk Nowitzki/See me on the court if you wanna diss me Lets play a game of 21, its really fun/I got half court shots and I’ll post you up” These are just a few of the bars that Bay Area rapper Lil B famously spat in his notorious diss track of Thunder superstar Kevin...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden and the wrong kind of rockets

Haven’t the Rockets tormented the Clippers enough? Well, this wasn’t a collection of basketball Rockets which angered Angelinos in the midnight hour last night. Oh, there were rockets in the greater Los Angeles area last night, but as was the case in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, James Harden was sitting there and watching: So this is happening in venice right…...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden and the wrong kind of rockets

Haven’t the Rockets tormented the Clippers enough? Well, this wasn’t a collection of basketball Rockets which angered Angelinos in the midnight hour last night. Oh, there were rockets in the greater Los Angeles area last night, but as was the case in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, James Harden was sitting there and watching: So this is happening in venice...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: James Harden Is Visiting His Alma Mater Arizona State Today

Houston Rockets guard and ex-Arizona State legend James Harden is back at his alma mater today. Here’s a picture of the bearded lefty with new ASU head coach Bobby Hurley and Hurley’s son.  Beard in the house!!! pic.twitter.com/NlVPD5VFpg — Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) August 22, 2015 The Sun Devils last won an NCAA Tournament game in 2009, Harden’s final season in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden says Ty Lawson is 'more focused than ever'

The Houston Rockets took a big chance by acquiring former Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, but James Harden doesn't seem all that concerned about Lawson's issues with alcohol springing up again.Here's more from Jonathan Feigen from the Houston Chronicle:Lawson completed a 30-day rehabilitation program ordered after his second DUI arrest this year. Harden said he has already...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry says James Harden 'was all over' him to return to Houston

Former Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons has a reputation for being one of the league's best recruiters, but apparently James Harden isn't so bad at himself.  With veteran free agent guard on the fence between staying in Houston or signing with another contender, Harden stepped up and made it known he was wanted there. Here's what Terry told Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston.com...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden on Ty Lawson: 'We're going to welcome him with open arms'

While one might assume that Houston Rockets star James Harden might not be thrilled about the acquisition of a point guard who needs the ball in his hands a lot, that doesn't appear to be the case with Ty Lawson.Here's what Harden had to say about Lawson via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:“Ty is definitely going to help us,” Harden said during a break in the Kroger...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Dance: James Harden Helps Out ‘White Iverson’

It’s been quite a busy week for Houston Rockets star James Harden. For starters, the NBA MVP candidate’s new girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, had a bit of a run-in with her ex, Lamar Odom. Then yesterday, Harden officially left Nike and signed a $200 million sneaker deal with Adidas, and to celebrate, he took a trip to Chipotle. But perhaps the highlight of the past week for Harden...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Signs with Adidas in Battle of Shoe Companies

HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 28: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives with the ball between Tyson Chandler #6 and Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks during Game Five in the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden signs $200 million deal with Adidas

Adidas has won the bidding war to sponsor Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden and his magnificent beard. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Adidas lured Harden away from Nike with a 13-year, $200 million contract—an average of $15.4 million per season. Per Spotrac, only 34 NBA players earn more than the value of Harden’s sponsorship. James Harden will earn almost...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Road to the Playoffs for the Phoenix Suns will be Exceedingly Difficult

Eric Bledsoe #2 of the Phoenix Suns takes the basketball upcourt as James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during their game at the Toyota Center on March 21, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) The Phoenix Suns have been ever so close to making the playoffs the last two seasons. Unfortunately for Phoenix, they’ve found themselves looking from...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Officially Joins adidas

A photo posted by hoopedup (@hoopedup) on Aug 13, 2015 at 10:28am PDT Game. Set. Match. Today the object of adidas’ affection Houston Rockets swingman James Harden, officially joined the three stripes on a $200 million deal that will span 13 years. Nike had a chance to match the offer, but declined. The official press release from adidas: “adidas today announced an...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Fantasy Basketball Preview

There have been a few promising changes to the Rockets lineup this offseason. Josh Smith took his “talents” elsewhere, Marcus Thornton was bought in to spark some second team offence, the Rockets secured the services of star point guard Ty Lawson, KJ McDaniels returned for another stint and the Rockets drafted rookies Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell. The good news from a Rockets...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Leaning Towards adidas Deal

A photo posted by Houston Rockets (@houstonrockets) on Jul 10, 2015 at 7:43pm PDT According to TMZ Sports, adidas is in the driver seat to sign Houston Rockets star James Harden, as Nike has no interest in matching the three stripes $200 million offer. “Our Nike sources tell us the company has decided it won’t try to top the $200 million deal Adidas offered Harden last...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike won’t match Adidas $200M offer to James Harden

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsAdidas wants Rockets star James Harden to be the face of the brand after offering him a  13-year, $200 million deal. According to TMZ, Nike has no plans to match the offer. 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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA rookies do their best LeBron, Kobe, Harden impressions (VIDEO)

Thanks to a certain Twitter user, NBA impressions are all the rage right now. And the acting bug bit the incoming rookie class at Saturday's 2015 NBA rookie photo shoot, as they picked names out of a hat and busted out impressions of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, James Harden, Allen Iverson and even Coach John Calipari.First up were the Harden renditions, which seemed to stump Sacramento...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch James Harden hit game-winner over Swaggy P

James Harden of the Houston Rockets is putting in plenty of work over the offseason.Harden has been playing in the Drew League in Los Angeles, and was recently matched up one-on-one with Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young in a tight game. Here's how Harden scored the game-winner over Swaggy P. Here's the video from Instagram user @ernny_the_man:(h/t @ernny_the_man)
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan skies for monster dunk on James Harden at Drew League

Over the weekend, the Drew League held it’s championship game and Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan had a pretty notable performance. DeRozan finished the game with twenty-eight points including the below soaring slam dunk over Houston Rockets star James Harden playing on the opposing team: Despite DeRozan’s impressive effort, Harden’s squad took home the victory after...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Khloe Kardashian watches James Harden at Drew League

    Looks like the relationship between Khloe Kardashian and James Harden is official. Kardashian was spotted at King/Drew Magnet High School in Los Angeles Saturday watching her boyfriend play in the Drew League. The Drew League is a famed summer pickup league that is full of current and former NBA players. On Saturday, Harden scored 25 points to help LAUNFD defeat Citi...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(May 24, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *This is an analysis of who should be the starting five in Houston, not a prediction of what it will be. The Houston Rockets had a great run last season which ultimately ended in disappointment. After a 56-26 regular season the team made it to the Western Conference...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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