Brooklyn Nets star James Harden is no stranger to highly-publicized links to various romances.
It is that latter romance that apparently left a not-so-great taste in his mouth.
According to Essentially Sports, Harden even went so far as to describe it as the worst year of his life.
“While Harden and Khloe’s romance ended after eight months, Harden has been very vocal about the break-up and has stated why it was the worst year of his life,” the article noted.
“Furthermore, he also mentioned the amount of attention and publicity that was taking place, which was the primary cause of the relationship ending. ‘I don’t need pictures of myself when I’m driving my car. Who cares? What shoes am I wearing? Who cares? Where am I eating? Who cares? It was unnecessary stuff that I think trickled down to my teammates. I had to eliminate that.’”
Harden has always had a way with women. His mother famously told a story about how he threw a basketball at a girl for trying to flirt with him, which is incredible on many levels. As such, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that he has a long track record of prominent romances that he feels strongly about.
Beyond that, Harden is just a strong personality – as evidenced by his rather blunt take on MIA teammate Kyrie Irving.
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 8, 2021
This is a big year for Harden’s legacy. If he can ultimately help his Nets claim an NBA championship, he will solidify his position as one of the greatest players in league history.
If he doesn’t, Harden’s reputation for not being good enough to win it all will only further grow.