James Harden gives out bikes to kids; Harden’s foundation will renovate basketball courts in Houston
Harden also announced a project that will be renovating basketball courts in Houston, all funded by Harden’s foundation, 3TheHardenWay.
James Harden and Houston mayor Sylvester Turner are giving out bikes as part of the annual JH-Town weekend. They just announced a project funded by the 3TheHardenWay foundation that will renovate basketball courts in Houston, including here at Tuffly Park. pic.twitter.com/XnjPDzibm9
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) August 24, 2019
James Harden: "The whole reason behind (JH-Town Weekend) is to give back to the community, the city that's embraced me for the last 8 years… I'm here to help." pic.twitter.com/cR7fXXM8FJ
— Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) August 24, 2019
James Harden continues to prove he’s an MVP on and off the court. The Rockets star is always giving back to the city of Houston and has made the Magnolia City basically his second home.
Harden has been in a really good mood this summer. The Rockets acquired former MVP Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a blockbuster trade. Houston is the only team in the NBA right now with two MVPs on the roster.
Last season, Harden put up 36.1 points and scored at least 30 points 32 games in a row at one point in the season for the Rockets. Harden scored at least 50 points nine times. He shot 44.2 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 87.9 percent from the foul line. The Rockets won 53 games, but lost to the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the playoffs in six games.
With Harden and Westbrook leading the charge next season, the Rockets are expected to compete for the championship. First, though, Houston has to win the West and it won’t be easy since the conference has so many elite teams at the top.