James Harden being refreshed in France? Damn!
The world-famous beard can get love from the Parisian paparazzi, but apparently not from the police.
Just a day after Harden and buddy / business partner Lil ‘Baby were comically swarmed by photographers at the annual Paris Fashion Week, the Nets star was stopped by police and walked down Avenue Montaigne.
Video of the incident surfaced on Twitter. Harden – wearing a brown hoodie and sweat – can be seen being patted down and holding his phone in his right hand while his pockets are searched. The Brooklyn star can be heard telling police “It̵
Maybe Harden should have taken French teammate Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot with him, or Net’s stash Isaia Cordinier.
A Nets source said nothing significant came of the meeting.
It has been an eventful fashion week for Harden.
Right after the Nets’ tough Game 7 defeat to Milwaukee in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference, Harden had originally committed to play for Team USA in the Olympics. But with a grade 2 hoarding strain that had essentially put him on the sidelines for the first four games of the second-round series, the All-Star guard turned course and withdrew from Team USA.
So with Team USA camp opening this week in Las Vegas, Harden came across the Atlantic to France. Harden and Lil Baby – on whose album “Voice of Heroes” Harden acts as executive producer, and who regularly participated in Nets games at the Barclays Center – were greeted by a love affair with paparazzi who shouted both their names and caught them fun away.
One wonders what the next meme or viral video Harden’s French tour will produce.