NBA baller James Harden got his Jersey retired this year. No, not by the NBA or any basketball team - by a local Houston strip club. The club officially retired James' jersey, and hung it from the establishment's ceiling, after James dropped $1 million on dancers, MTO News has learned.
During an episode of the Joe Budden podcast, one of the co-hosts Mal revealed that James got his jersey hung from the rafters after having a crazy night, spending $1 million at a strip club in Houston (21-minute mark).
“James has his jersey like hanging from the top. They were doing that because they said James has been going in there spending like [a lot of money], you know what I mean? So they gave him his own jersey hanging from the rafters of the strip club,” Mal bared.
James dropped a ton of cash that night, which prompted the people in charge of the place to hang his jersey. It's still there to this day.
James Harden is one of the most talented and famous NBA players right now. He's considered one of the best shooting guards in basketball history and one of the best scorers the game has seen.
Harden won the NBA MVP award in 2018, and he’s set to be crowned scoring champion this season but this honor is one to remember, as well.
Harden’s affinity with strip clubs has somewhat been an open secret around the league. The one-time league MVP and Rockets superstar has been known to bring his entire entourage to such establishments, which explains the seemingly absurd bill.
Still, that $1 million tab has got to be a world record or something. Harden, meanwhile, doesn’t seem to mind considering the four-year, $160 million extension he received from the Rockets in 2017.