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, 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. 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.
He also wears a bracelet during games that states: In Jesus' Name I Play, 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.
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
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.
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.