SJ - July 17, 2020
James Harden joined his Rockets teammates in Orlando on Thursday. He wasted no time in creating some controversy from inside the NBA's Disney Bubble.
No, he wasn't busted sneaking in a groupie. His controversial move was wearing a Blue Lives Matter mask. A picture of Harden in his mask was posted on social media by the Rockets.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 17, 2020
NBA Twitter is going crazy after James Harden was spotted wearing a Thin Blue Line Mask pic.twitter.com/2h1aCCBK4c
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) July 17, 2020
Harden's move received a ton of support from fans on Twitter. Just kidding, Twitter wasn't happy at all with the Rockets star's choice in face covering.
James Harden supporting cops isn’t surprising when you consider his game is based on authority figures making judgment calls
— Geb (@gebguddaye) July 17, 2020
Of COURSE James Harden is a thin blue liner. You expected different? https://t.co/nC9q14Ofij
— Brandon Goldner (@GoldnerPDX) July 17, 2020
Why diversity matters - I'm going to assume that neither James Harden nor the Rockets social team understand the significance of the "thin blue line" flag and how it's regarded as a symbol of hate and is anti-BLM.
How this post makes it through approvals is beyond me 🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/wT5rFHg4l7
— Azad Yakatally (@AYakatally) July 17, 2020
James Harden loves cops pic.twitter.com/mL8NHkULD9
— cam 🏴 (@boatss) July 17, 2020
James Harden loves cops more than the NBA finals
— Quarantinho 🇬🇾 (@sporker_) July 17, 2020
Everyone knows you're not allowed to have your own thoughts on social media. Luckily for Harden, he likely won't see the criticism because he isn't on social media much.
Well he's not on Twitter that much. I would imagine he spends a little bit of time on the gram, in the DMs if you know what I mean, but he's not mixing it up with haters like others do.