James Harden s clearing up any confusion that set off when he was spotted rocking a pro-police mask at the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida.
The Houston Rockets superstar was back in the bubble for less than a day before a post shared by the team of the NBA scoring leader wearing a “Thin Blue Line” mask received major backlash. Instead of hyping fans up about his arrival, the post was met with heavy criticism after it showed Harden wearing a mask depicting a popular pro-police symbol.
“For the love of GOD tell me James Harden isn’t wearing a mask called ‘the blue patriot,’” one user said on Twitter.
Singer Trey Songz was among the critics who shared the picture on his social media with the caption “This certified clown s—. I’ll say it for everybody who scared to. FOH”
Rapper Young Thug, a friend of Harden’s, also wrote on Twitter: “he don’t have internet so he obviously don’t know what’s right or wrong if he posted something that’s against US.”
The next day, Harden spoke to reporters and cleared up the confusion that he was trying to make a political statement.
Harden is on track to win his third consecutive scoring title while averaging 34.4 points, well ahead of second-place Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards.
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