James Harden makes big donation to renovate Houston basketball courts

Ben DuBose, Rockets Wire
Published 7:51 p.m. ET Aug. 24, 2019

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Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is donating more than $240,000 to the city of Houston to renovate outdoor basketball courts in under-served areas that were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Harden addressed the donation Saturday alongside Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner as part of his JH-Town Weekend of charity. The announcement was made at Tuffly Park in north Houston, where over 100 neighborhood children also received new bicycles.

“Every day I wake up, I think about being legendary. Being the best basketball player I can be on the court. But on the flip side of that, I think, ‘How can I can impact the world?’ Ultimately, I want to be a legend off the court as well, in the community,” Harden said in delivering the news.

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