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Rockets' James Harden couldn't be any hotter as GQ's new cover star

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is the latest to grace the cover of GQ where he opens up about personal details in the all-new interview.


Brittany King


Hello, James Harden!

 

The NBA MVP contender landed the May cover of GQ, and his fashionable looks are fire. 

 

"I don't think there's a player that's had to create as much as I've had to in these last three years," Harden says inside the pages of the magazine. "I dont know if theres a guy in NBA history."

Harden may talk the talk, but he's proven time and time again he can back it up. 

 

"Thats why it's so hard to guard me," he says, "because I'm able to get you off-balance, use my body, then stop on a dime and still get my shot. Thats tough, you know?"

The more you work, the more you figure out how to be great. Just keep adjusting, keep adapting.

Though, it hasn't been an easy road to success. The 28-year-old also addressed the controversial time of his life when he began dating Khloe Kardashian and seemingly lost his on-court game. In fact, things got so bad that Rockets fans started blaming his reality star girlfriend at the time for his awful playing.

 

"Nothing went well," Harden explained. "Like, nothing. I just knew it was gonna be a disaster. We never got a rhythm; we never got chemistry. That was the first time I felt like I couldn't control it. And you can tell. I couldn't figure out what was going on. Was it me? I mean, when anything goes bad or is not looking good, I go, 'Okay, what the hell am I doing wrong?' And then I figure out how to get myself straight."

 

As for the Houston Rockets going into the playoffs as the number one seed in the league, Harden couldn't be more excited. 

 

"Our goal is to be the West," he says of his fiery team. "Not the best who's out right now, but the best."

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