James Harden Pushed A TMZ Reporter And Accidentally Broke His Finger After Being Asked About Donald Trump
LBS- Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly attacking a photographer.
TMZ reports that Harden is accused of shoving a photographer who walked up to him in Hollywood and asked for the four-time All-Star’s opinion about Donald Trump. The cameraman claims he broke his finger because it was caught in the camera when Harden pushed him.
The photographer filed a police report, and officers are trying to determine if there is any evidence to support the allegation. Harden has not been charged with any crime.
Do the paparazzi have guaranteed contracts? If not, then TMZ should have already bought this dude a first class ticket to the unemployment line. Simply can't have guys on your roster that don't perform through a little pain under pressure packed circumstances. As Mike Singletary so infamous said, "cannot play with them, cannot win with him, cannot coach with him, can't do it". This man - whose job it is to pry information from the most enigmatic people in the world - was presented with the perfect "no excuses, play like a champion" moment , and he immediately (also quite literally) called for backup.
Never mind the fact that he failed miserably in fulfilling his job requirements. What does the African American NBA player think of Donald Trump?!? No one wants to hear about the injury you got missing a tackle that led to a touchdown, and no one wants to fill out your police report when you had an athlete that's marred in actual controversy and you asked him about his political affiliation. There are thousands of questions a street walking "journalist" should be asking James Harden before he gets to his presidential opinion. For starters, how does it feel knowing that he's the primary reason that an NBA head coaching job has become undesirable? What's it like now that the Houston Rockets have become an unattractive destination for free agents solely because he makes Carmelo Anthony look like a selfless, facilitating point forward? Why did he go from an MVP candidate on a championship contender to a derelict on the most underwhelming team in the NBA in the span of one calendar year? Hell, at the very least get some Kardashian info. Not saying this guy deserved a broken finger, but his interrogation made Dwight Howard sound self aware.
James Harden probably shouldn't be putting his hands on invasive members of the media, but - much like a hockey player turning his back on the play at the last second - this dude put himself in a position to get hit and he should be held responsible for properly bracing himself for the contact. Either that, or be prepared for everyone to ignore your digital injury and praise James Harden for finally showing that he does - in fact - know how to get defensive.