Houston Rockets superstar James Harden decided to go all out for Lil Baby’s 26th birthday on Friday.
In an effort to show his good friend how much he means to him, Harden put together a lavish gift bag.
The bag in question was a Prada worth roughly one to two thousand dollars. It came with a bunch of honey buns, the cost of which are undetermined. It also included a Richard Mille watch worth upwards of $200,000. Altogether, the gift basket cost roughly $300,000.
“Gave me a Prada bag cus he proud of me…full of honey buns…with a hundred bun…2 [Richard Mille] in one day,” Lil Baby could be heard saying in the video.
Lil Baby’s first Richard Millie of the day came from his girlfriend.
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“Don’t Play With Him,” Lil Baby wrote in the caption of a video he posted to Instagram. “How the f*** I get a bag full of honey buns with a honey bun an a Richard Millie !! Mannn @jharden13 brooooo wtf !! An I’m drunk.”
James Harden gifted Lil Baby a Prada bag, honey buns, $100K cash and a Richard Mille watch for his birthday pic.twitter.com/vMlvGqabsL
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) December 4, 2020
In another video from the evening, Harden could be seen sporting a 4PF chain representing Lil Baby’s label.
Celebrations and birthdays notwithstanding, Harden currently finds himself in something of a precarious situation with the Rockets. By all accounts he wants off the team, but at the moment it doesn’t appear as though the front office is willing to oblige that request.
Yikes Scottie. https://t.co/OfGjnOyWpP
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 3, 2020
This week, Houston traded away Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall. The hope is that Harden will be happier playing with the latter than the former, and rescind his trade request.
The Rockets currently have a lot of money tied up in Harden. He is owed $41.3 million in 2020-21, $44.3 million in 2021-22 and has a player-option worth $47.4 million in 2022-23.
Houston has the 10th highest payroll in the league and two of the NBA’s four most expensive players in Harden and Wall.
At some point, all parties involved will either need to start winning or move on.
How will this all shake out? Time will tell.