James Harden Catches 49ers Opener

By Jeff Case

Before James Harden was the All-Star guard for the up-and-coming Houston Rockets, he was a standout basketball player at Artesia High School in Los Angeles, Calif. The Golden State native, born in 1989 in Bellflower, Calif., may have grown up watching the San Francisco 49ers squads of the 1990s make deep playoff runs and amass successful seasons.

Or, maybe, he just likes the 49ers because they are a pretty good team now.

Whatever the case may be, Harden found his way to the 49ers home opener against the Green Bay Packers yesterday afternoon. As is almost custom in these scenarios, Harden posted a quick photo to his Instagram account of himself with coach Jim Harbaugh before the game.

49ers game with Coach Jim Harbaugh before the game!! We ready!!!!!!!!!

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And he got a video of the Niners coming out of the locker room, as well:

#CandleStick Season Opener.

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Much like Paul George and LeBron James did on Sunday as well, Harden is enjoying the last few weeks of the offseason by taking in some NFL action.



  1. abc says:

    oh what ive been a seahawks and rockets fan since 2008 what r u doing harden san fran is gonna get crushed this week hang out with richard sherman he will teach u how to have a lot of fun

  2. Turtle says:

    Plz, plz , plz shave that grandfather beard off this season?? You are way to handsome to be sporting such an old man look!