A French policeman reportedly stopped and frisked Houston Rockets player James Harden last night at a restaurant in Paris before leaving him and his young son alone. The incident was captured on camera, and the footage has since gone viral.
James Harden has a lot of money, an entourage of superfans, a girlfriend who is beautiful enough to be a model, and an ego that’s out of control. He’s one of the top players in the NBA and the face of his team in Houston, but it seems that not everyone is a fan of Harden’s. On Thursday night, he was on his way to the airport after a game in Paris, France when he was stopped by a police officer on a security check. The officer then frisked the basketball player and refused to let him continue on his way.
Brooklyn Nets star James Harden seems to have spent the last offseason visiting clubs and hanging out. Fortunately, he didn’t want to be in Houston at that time. Staying in shape for the season was therefore not the highest priority.
The 2021 offseason began with a video showing Paris police searching the 0’s defender. Police have not arrested Harden, but several of his friends, including rapper Lil’ Baby, have been arrested.
Harden planned to play alongside his Nets teammate Kevin Durant at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. However, a hamstring injury, which caused him to miss three games in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference and three other games only very limited participation, also kept him from the Olympics. Shams Charania of The Athletic tweeted on the site on the 23rd. June that Harden had declined to join Team USA.