James Harden has been a lover of strip clubs way before he ever set foot in Houston for some eight years.
Way back in 2012, Harden was a bench player for the OKC Thunder as they ran through the Western Conference en route to face the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
Harden was not good at all throughout that series, and now we know why.
Former OKC Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins was recently a guest on Showtime’s All The Smoke podcast and explained that Harden was terrible due to non-stop partying in Miami strip clubs.
“When we went to Miami we couldn’t get a win to save our life, Russ and KD came to play, I had a couple double doubles, Serge was doing pretty good but man James ain’t gives us shit and you know why. Motherfucker, King Of Diamonds caught a hold of his ass. In San Antonio he didn’t have a damn thing to do, when we got to Miami there was everything to do and you couldn’t get that motherfucker to buy a bucket in that motherfucker,” Perkins said on the podcast.
Looking back at the series, Harden averaged 12.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists a game against the Miami Heat. He shot 37% from the field and 31 percent from behind the arc.
Harden also had the second most turnovers on the team.