James Harden made his highly-anticipated Los Angeles Clippers debut this past week.
Although he didn’t do a ton be to impactful on the court, and despite his squad losing, the former league MVP still managed to generate a ton of buzz.
One of the things that fans couldn’t stop talking about afterwards? The debut of Harden’s new Adidas shoes.
James Harden makes his Clippers debut tonight while also debuting the adidas Harden Vol. 8 at Madison Square Garden 👀 pic.twitter.com/l5dVhj0HKS
— Nice Kicks (@nicekicks) November 7, 2023
As he tends to do, Harden evoked a ton of strong reactions and emotions with his new Harden Vol. 8s.
Folks flocked to social media to react:
Yeah I need a pair of these and Ant Man shoes. Adidas hoops is looking great right now.
— Shon (@28ClubShon) November 7, 2023
Those are literally the 750 Yeezys
— King YE (@LordYeezus) November 7, 2023
Need these to hoop in..
— SDM (@SaaaMiller123) November 7, 2023
I kind of like these kicks
— Blame The Internet ♎ (@indiana85) November 7, 2023
same color and nearly the same design as the #ae1 signature shoes…
but they 🔥 too 🤷🏾♂️
— 🏀 (@slimfalyfe) November 7, 2023
It’s like they’re ugly but a cool ugly lol I’d wear them for free
— Da Overweight Lover (@Damegang_1) November 7, 2023
I like them. Looks like a little inspiration of yeezy mixed with d rose.
— lockdown (@averageviewerjo) November 7, 2023
They trash 🗑️
— MOCITY_ (@MOCITY2234) November 7, 2023
Shoes aside, Harden spoke quite openly about how things went for him in his first game as a Clipper.
Clearly he is optimistic about what lays ahead for him in Los Angeles.
Ciara Wears Wild Outfit To Nuggets Game With Russell Wilson (Photos): https://t.co/GhrO0mr7D0
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 8, 2023
Whether he is right to be remains to be seen.
Will Harden ultimately be the piece that helps the Clippers finally clear that championship mountain? Time will tell.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.