James Harden Accused of Throwing Phone of Woman Recording Fight on Video

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2018

Houston Rockets' James Harden plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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Houston Rockets star James Harden is accused of throwing a woman's phone as she was videotaping a fight involving a member of Harden's entourage, TMZ Sports reported Monday.

According to the report, Harden is alleged to have grabbed the woman's wrist and then thrown her cellphone onto the roof of a nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona.

TMZ Sports reported a friend of Harden's gave the bystander $200 for the phone before Harden provided $300 more. The woman subsequently recovered the phone and was treated at a local hospital for a wrist injury.

Police in Scottsdale are looking into the matter but don't yet consider Harden a suspect in a crime, though his name is included in the official police report.

A little over two months remain before Harden and the Rockets tip off the 2018-19 regular season. Houston hosts the New Orleans Pelicans Oct. 17.

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