James Harden being frisked in France? Sacre bleu!
The world-famous Beard was stopped by French police and searched. The Nets star was let go and by no means taken into custody. Nevertheless, three others – together with rapper and Harden buddy Lil Baby – had been arrested for transporting narcotics, based on French reviews.
Harden – who has been hanging round Paris with Lil Baby and Kanye West for the annual Fashion week – was on Avenue Montaigne when a close-by automotive was stopped after Parisian police smelled hashish.
At 4:50 p.m. at 33 avenue Montaigne, native cops checked the three passengers of a automobile that smelled strongly of hashish. They discovered 20 grams of hashish within the glove compartment, based on Le Parisien.
Harden tried to intervene and was additionally checked, which might be seen in a video that circulated on social media. However because the Nets star hadn’t been within the automobile and didn’t have any medicine, he was left free on the spot whereas the others – together with Lil Baby – had been taken to the eighth arrondissement police station. Harden – who pulled out of Crew USA’s Olympic bid attributable to his hamstring harm – was available because the rapper was loaded right into a van.
Video of each incidents surfaced on Twitter. Harden – sporting a brown hoodie and sweats – might be seen within the first being patted down, holding his cellphone in his proper hand as his pockets are searched. The Brooklyn star might be heard telling police “It’s OK. I don’t perceive.”
Maybe Harden ought to’ve introduced French teammate Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot with him to translate, or Nets stash Isaia Cordinier.
It’s been an eventful Fashion Week for Harden. Named to the board of Saks Fifth Avenue final month, the Brooklyn star has been attending reveals with the 2 aforementioned rappers, and turned up on the similar vogue home reveals as A-list film stars like Sophie Turner, Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain.
Proper after the Nets’ robust Sport 7 loss to Milwaukee within the Jap Convention semifinals, Harden had initially dedicated to enjoying for Crew USA within the Olympics. However with a Grade 2 hamstring pressure having basically sidelined him for the primary 4 video games of that second-round collection and severely restricted him within the remaining three, the All-Star guard reversed course and pulled out of Crew USA.
So with Crew USA camp opening this week in Las Vegas, Harden jetted throughout the Atlantic to France. Harden and Lil Baby – on whose album “Voice of Heroes” Harden serves as an govt producer, and who commonly attended Nets video games at Barclays Middle – had been welcomed by a crush of paparazzi that yelled each of their names and caught them hilariously off guard.
Thursday wasn’t so light-hearted.