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The Dream Shake Aug 27, 2015

2014-2015 Season Recap: James Harden had a year for the ages

We've had three months since the season ended and we are no less in awe of the Beard. Let's take a trip back to right about this time last year, when James Harden joined Kevin Durant and others promoting NBA 2K15. Harden had come off a first-team All-NBA season, but had somewhat become a laughingstock because of footage of him falling asleep on defense time and again. And then, during said promotional event, he said this: ​"I'm the best all-around basketball player in the NBA," Harden said. "Steph Curry would probably be the best shooter, pure shooter, in the NBA. KD would probably be...
The Dream Shake Aug 26, 2015

James Harden turns 26 today, celebrates with Khloe Kardashian

Today, the Houston Rockets shooting guard turns 26 years old. How is The Beard celebrating his birthday? James Harden celebrated his 26th birthday last night with, you guessed it, his girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian. Although the celebrity couple has only been dating for about a month, Khloe treated Harden to a birthday bash on the open sea. According to Us Weekly, over 200 people were celebrating on Fantasea Yacht docked in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Among the notable guests were NBA players Trevor Ariza and Baron Davis, Kanye West, and (naturally) the whole Kardashian/Jenner clan. Because a...
Houston Chronicle Aug 18, 2015

Check out a baby-faced James Harden in new NBA 2K16 video

Rockets star James Harden is the cover athlete for the upcoming NBA 2K16 video game. A new promo video for the game, narrated by Spike Lee, has neat footage of a baby-faced Harden from his high school days in Artesia, Calif. You may not even recognize him without his signature beard:
Houston Chronicle Aug 15, 2015

James Harden talks Ty Lawson, youth camp in The Woodlands

Before James Harden’s latest offseason triumphs, from his new $200 million deal with Adidas to an appearance at the USA Basketball minicamp to help cement his place on the 2016 Olympic team, he quietly did something that could be more valuable to the Rockets. Harden and new Rockets guard Ty Lawson “spent some time together,” […]
The Dream Shake Aug 13, 2015

James Harden signs deal with Adidas

Goodbye Nike, hello Adidas. The deal appears done. James Harden will be rocking Adidas this upcoming season, switching from Nike. Creators Never Follow. @JHarden13 - #teamadidas 10.1.15 — adidas Basketball (@adidasHoops) August 13, 2015 The deal is reportedly worth $200 million dollars over 13 years. Nike had a week to match it, but declined to do so. The Rockets will pay Harden an average of $16.78 million during the final three years of his deal, while Adidas will pay him $15.38 million annually. ESPN's Darren Rovell is reporting Harden will be getting his own signature shoe and...
Houston Chronicle Aug 13, 2015

James Harden switching to Adidas from Nike

Nike isn’t matching Adidas’ offer of $200 million to James Harden so the Rockets star will be wearing different shoes this season, ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting. Harden’s agent confirmed the switch, which begins on Oct. 1., to ESPN. “We’re a brand of creators and James embodies that more than any athlete in the game. […]
The Dream Shake Aug 11, 2015

Nike to not match Adidas' $200 million offer to James Harden, per report

The beard may be leaving the swoosh. As the league moves towards Nike in the near future, James Harden may be moving to Adidas. This month, Adidas offered Harden $200 million shoe deal, and presumable a signature shoe. (Sigh) TMZ Sports (long sigh) is reporting that officials have indicated that Nike will let Harden walk and take the Adidas offer. Harden was wearing Nike gear this week as his team won the Drew League. Harden is coming of a season where he averaged 27.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 0.7 blocks in 36.8 minutes for the Rockets. Houston reached the Western...
The Dream Shake Aug 11, 2015

James Harden's team won the Drew League championship

LAUNFD took home the 'ship in the premier summer league in the country James Harden is from L.A. and James Harden is a baller. Those two things mean that James Harden returns to L.A. every year to participate in the Drew League summer tournament. And this year, because he's one of the best players alive, James Harden led his team to the Drew League championship. Harden played with the Los Angeles Unified team (LAUNFD for short), which is loaded with NBA talent, including former Rocket Cuttino Mobley acting as the resident Uncle Drew, Dorell Wright and Jerome Jordan. The team was started...
Houston Chronicle Aug 10, 2015

James Harden hits eventual game-winner in Drew League title game

James Harden led all scorers with 37 points in the 2015 Drew League Championship Game as his team, LAUNFD (L.A. Unified), went on to beat M.H.P. (Most Hated Players). Harden, from Los Angeles, gets posterized by Compton’s DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) late in the championship game: BRUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Raptors HQ Aug 10, 2015

DeMar DeRozan Dunks on James Harden in Drew League Finals

He cocked that joint back and banged it on him. Los Angeles natives and longtime friends DeMar DeRozan and James Harden squared off in the Drew League finals on Sunday, with DeRozan being the recipient of a lob pass over the Houston Rockets superstar that sent the crowd into hysterics. - #live ⋅ @demar_derozan ain't have to do @jharden13 like this right now lmaooo! pic.twitter.com/zs1W1EbLYC — ملكي (@ALFY2TRILL) August 9, 2015 DeRozan's team (M.H.P) eventually fell to Harden's squad (LAUNFD) 98-93. The Toronto Raptors shooting guard finished with 28 points while Harden poured...
The Dream Shake Aug 6, 2015

James Harden, Dwight Howard named to Team USA minicamp roster

Team U.S.A. basketball prepares for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. In the never ending goal to have basketball all year round, USA Basketball started it's process of selecting their mini-camp for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. 34 men were selected including two Rockets players to participate, James Harden and Dwight Howard. Just Announced: @USABasketball Announces 34 Player Roster For 2015 #USABMNT Minicamp in Las Vegas! pic.twitter.com/GBzNjrTwGt — NBA (@NBA) August 6, 2015 Harden previously participated in the 2012 Olympics and 2014 World Cup, winning the gold medal...
The Dream Shake Aug 3, 2015

Rockets James Harden offered a $200 million shoe deal from Adidas

Following a summer where Under Armor made a run at Kevin Durant, Adidas makes a run at Houston's James Harden. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell (long sigh), Adidas has offered Houston Rockets' guard James Harden a $200 million shoe deal over 13 years. Harden is currently with Nike. Harden doesn't currently have his own signature shoe with Nike, he only has his own version of Nike Hyperchase. It has his own logo on it but it's technically still just a Nike Hyperchase. Signature shoes move the dial with players even with gigantic money numbers attached. If in fact Harden does go to Adidas,...
Houston Chronicle Aug 3, 2015

Adidas offers James Harden $200 million sneaker deal

Adidas has offered $200 million over 13 years to Rockets guard James Harden, sources told ESPN.com. Harden’s Nike deal recently expired, but the company has until the end of next week to match the deal. Bulls guard Derrick Rose, Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard and Wizards guard John Wall are among the notable players under contract […]

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