James Harden faced a lot of backlash following a Tweet showing him wearing a Blue Lives Matter non-profit organization mask.
Houston Rockets’ lead starter, James Harden joined the rest of his teammates at the NBA’s “bubble” in Orlando on Tuesday, and the tweet from the Rockets official account showed a Close-up of the mask he wore upon arrival.
The Beard has arrived! 🛬 pic.twitter.com/WrTZMclEDh
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 15, 2020
Harden’s explanation as to why he sported the pro-police face mask during a national conversation over police brutality — he liked the way it looked.”Honestly, I wasn’t trying to make a political statement,” the 8-time All-Star said. “I wore it because it covered my face, my beard.”
He later added, “I thought it looked cool, that was it.”