James Harden says he wasn’t trying to make a political statement when he wore a mask that seemingly had a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag printed on it.
He apparently didn’t know what the mask represented and ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports that James said he wore the mask because “It was just something that covered my whole beard. I thought it looked cool. That was it.”
James Harden: “It was just something that covered my whole beard. I thought it looked cool. That was it.” Harden said he’s in process of determining how he will voice his support for the Black Lives Matter while in NBA bubble, including whether he will have a message on jersey.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 17, 2020
The Houston Rockets tweeted a photo of James wearing the mask with the caption “mask up”, which prompted people on the innanetss, including Trey Songz to call James out for his “certified clown sh*t”.
Young Thug and Meek Mill are among some celebs who spoke up in defense of James Harden’s mask that some felt represented the ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag.
James Harden has spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement including how Houston showed up and showed out to honor George Floyd.
James Harden on how Houston handled the protests for the late George Floyd:”The way the city rallied,it was amazing.I think the world saw it. How so many people could come together..Obviously it was for a tragic reason.The marching&everything we’re standing for is very powerful” pic.twitter.com/7NTkL90l2D
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 17, 2020