Once James Harden hangs up the sneakers, he will have his Houston Rockets jersey retired in the rafters of the Toyota Center. However, Harden apparently already has his jersey retired at a Houston strip club because of his extremely generous tipping. After signing the second richest contract in NBA history earlier this offseason, it appears that James Harden certainly has a vested interest in the future of strippers.
Right before the 21-minute mark of the Joe Budden podcast, the co-host Mal recounts a story of when they were at one of the “more popular” strip clubs in Houston with Harden, whose jersey was hanging from the rafters. When he was asked what the deal with that was, Mal responded that “They was doing that because they said James was going in there spending like … so they gave him his own jersey hanging from the rafters.
On ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby show, Jalen Rose revealed his experience at gentlemen’s clubs during his playing days and he too thought he could have had his jersey retired at a strip club.