James Harden

Religion, politics, and ideas ofJames Harden

Summary

James Harden is a devout Christian.

He is totally non-political.

Editorial

James Harden was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up mostly in Compton, California.

Harden is a Christian, but what denomination remains a mystery. Some speculate that he's Catholic,[1] but I see no reason to believe that. If any of you readers know something, give us a holler in the comments.

What we do know, however, is that he's a pretty devout dude. He tweets quite a bit about God and his religion, stating one Sunday how pleased he was to go to church.[2] And when asked to make a shockingly quick decision on whether or not to accept an offer to sign with a different team, he confessed in one interview that he wished he had had time to go home and pray about it.[3]

He also wears a bracelet during games that states: In Jesus' Name I Play,[4] and after making an impressive record-setting debut for the Houston Rockets in 2013, he tweeted,

I just want to thank God for everything he has done in my life. I really am a believer. All glory to the man above.[5]

It all adds up to James Harden, the devout Christian.

If Patriotism is Political. . .

Harden doesn't have a lick to say about politics. Not one word about Obama, guns, gay people, taxes, or anything else. Nothing. The only thing I can even begin to point to is the fact that he appears to be a patriotic guy. He tweeted a picture of the airplane that hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 with the caption:

I will never forget. 9/11[6]

And, on a lighter note, he was pretty stoked for his country when his basketball team took the gold at the London Olympics in 2012.[7]

But beyond that, there's really nothing. It's safe to assume for now that James Harden is utterly non-political. If you know anything that can prove me wrong, please let us know in the comments.

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