James Harden Spotted A Family Fishing For Their Meals In The Bahamas And Handed Them $10,000 (Video)

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James Harden detractors would say that the very rich Rockets star is in the Bahamas committing acts of virtue with a man whose job it is to market his clients for the sole purpose of enhancing his public image.

While I typically always side for the “Doin’ It For The ‘Gram” crowd, I’m feeling kind today so I will give Mr. Harden the full benefit of the doubt.

Harden is currently in the Bahamas this week for training and took some time out of his trip to coast around in ATV’s with Adidas sports marketing manager Troy Payne and hand out  wads of cash to the struggling Bahamian citizens (as of 2017, 14.8 percent of the country’s population lives below the poverty line and unemployment is on the rise).

The former NBA MVP was particularly kind to one family he saw fishing for food, handing them $10,000.

Note: the Bahamian dollar is pegged to the U.S. dollar on a one-to-one basis which means that any business will accept either U.S. or Bahamian currency. 

Again, I will NOT bring up the fact that this cash is a drop in the bucket for a man who could become a billionaire by age 40. I will not bring up his insane contract or him signing an endorsement deal with Adidas in 2015 worth $200 million over 13 years, only surpassed by LeBron’s lifetime deal with Nike and Steph Curry’s deal with Under Armour.

Today, I will say people helping people is powerful stuff. Good on you James Harden.



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