How Rockets’ James Harden earned the respect of Trae tha Truth

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Houston rapper and activist Trae The Truth developed even more respect for Houston Rockets star James Harden off the court.

Dating back to 2012, Houston Rockets superstar James Harden has developed many key relationships with some of the most prominent figures in the city of Houston. We’ve even seen The Beard partner with Houston mayor Sylvester Turner, as Harden has made it a point to make a difference in the Houston community, which is yet another reason to be grateful for Harden.

Harden has been a philanthropist off the court, as he’s put his money where his mouth is on a number of occasions. This has included him giving back following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and him helping families get through the coronavirus pandemic. But Harden earned the appreciation from Houston rapper and legend Trae tha Truth for a different reason.

The rapper has been quite the difference maker in the community and across the country, as he’s committed to using his platform to help speak for the underprivileged people, whose voices aren’t always heard.

Trae was in Minneapolis with fellow Houston rapper Bun B and former San Antonio Spurs champion Stephen Jackson for the tragic and unexpected passing of George Floyd, who unjustifiably passed away at the hands of law enforcement officials.

Trae’s efforts in the community earned him his own designated day from former Houston mayor Bill White, titled Trae Day. The annual event will reach its 13th year on July 22nd, although the philanthropist has expanded the event to an entire weekend, in order to host more community events for families to benefit from.

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