The James Harden mask has been in the news as it has been linked with ‘Blue Lives matter’; Rapper Young Thung has voiced his opinion.
The Houston Rockets’ can’t get a break at the moment. The franchise has constantly been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Now, their franchise star has added to their woes by sporting a controversial mask which symbolizes a campaign opposing the Black Lives Matter movement.
Rapper Young has defended Harden and claimed that it was a accidental mistake from the former MVP winner.
James Harden mask controversy: Rapper Young Thug speaks out
Young defended Harden by tweeting that it wasn’t done deliberately. The mask has taken the internet by storm with the fans coming down heavily on the Rockets’ guard. The design on the mask is denoted in support of the Blue Lives Matter movement. The movement aimed at killing those who are prosecuted and convicted of killing law enforcement officers.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 17, 2020
Even Harden wouldn’t have expected the outrage surrounding his mask. The NBA’s official twitter account and the Rockets’ social media pages posted Harden’s picture sporting this mask. Harden has put himself in a spot in this scenario. With social tensions at an all-time high in America, the superstar needs to stay away from controversy.
Just so u know James harden is my brada… btw he don’t have internet so he obviously don’t know what’s right or wrong if he posted something that’s against US…but I hate when rappers get in niggas biz like it’s can’t happen to em💥 buster let niggas clear they shit up activist
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) July 17, 2020
What’s next for James Harden and his Rockets?
The Rockets currently have a record of 40-24 this season and are tied with the Thunders for the fifth seed. They will also hope that their all-star Russell Westbrook joins them before the restart their campaign.
Harden is chasing his first NBA championship of his career. He knows that winning a NBA title would solidify their legacy and remove the asterisks surrounding his careers. The Beard leads the NBA in scoring this season. Harden is also in the running to claim the MVP award this season.