James Harden Motorboats Trevor Ariza After Narrow Victory, Confusion Reigns

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterFebruary 14, 2014

Screenshot via GIF

Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to the world of sports. 

Weird things happen, and you just have to roll with it. For example, sometimes James Harden sticks his burly beard into your chest and motorboats you on national television for seemingly no reason at all.

This very occurrence happened after Thursday night’s game between the Houston Rockets and the Washington Wizards. James Harden walked up to the Wizards’ Trevor Ariza, embraced him and gave him a chest full of facial hair. 

The strange moment raised a few eyebrows and was quickly spun into a GIF by Redditor romcd (h/t Pete Blackburn of NextImpulseSports). 

GIF via Reddit

Harden ended his embrace with a shove, which only adds to the mystery of the occasion.

The Rockets had just pulled out a narrow, one-point win against the Wizards. According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN) Harden’s late play was the deciding factor of the game. He scored 35 points and atoned for some earlier mistakes with a last second layup to seal the deal at 113-112. 

There isn’t an easy way to explain the motorboating, but we’ll take a stab in the dark and assume Harden’s beard was coursing with game-winning adrenaline and attempted to eat Ariza.

I know the beard needs to feed, James, but don’t do it on the court. This is a family establishment.


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