Home is where James Harden’s heart is.
The Nets star had a nasty break-up with the Rockets in January, leading to a blockbuster deal that landed him with Brooklyn. While Harden had beef with the Rockets organization, he clearly still has love and appreciation for the city; on Sunday, Harden said he’s working to help resolve issues for Houstonians, who are dealing with fallout from devastating winter storms that ravaged Texas this month.
“I’m on phone calls literally every day, all day, trying to impact the city, because they’ve shown me so much love and respect in the time that I was there,” Harden said after the Nets’ win over the Clippers on Sunday. “I call Houston home. This is devastating, obviously. This is probably worse than the hurricane.”
Harden has donated 3,000 meals to Houston folks affected by the winter storms that left large swaths without power or water and has displaced many families as the state sorts out the issues. Harden said he’s using his unopened restaurant in Houston as a focal point to give out food, while using his endorsements with Body Armour sports drink to help provide water to families, as well.
James Harden, who donated 3,000 meals to people in Houston affected by severe weather related power-outages and food shortages, says he has been on the phone “every day trying to impact the city because they’ve shown me so much love and respect in the time that I was there.”
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Harden has also said he’s been on the phone with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to see how he can continue to help alleviate the situation in Houston to give families some relief.
The weather in Houston left more than a million without power, though electricity has returned to many in recent days. The winter weather has reportedly left two dozen people dead, as well.