By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
NBA player James Harden has found himself some new legal troubles. The Houston Rockets player is being accused of getting physical with a Kobe Bryant fan and it’s all because the fan allegedly compared him to the Los Angeles Lakers star.
According to TMZ, Barak Golan claims Harden was exiting Greystone Manor nightclub in West Hollywood on November 3 when he decided to roll down the window to the SUV he was riding in to greet fans from the backseat. Things allegedly took a nasty turn when Golan approached the vehicle and decided to compare Harden’s skills on the court to Kobe’s. The Kobe fan claims he told Harden:
“Kobe owns your a*s!”
Golan claims Harden immediately socked him in the face after he made the remark and the athlete then allegedly flipped him off before the vehicle sped away.
The fan is suing the professional athlete for assault and battery. He’s also demanding unspecified damages.
Harden’s camp hasn’t released a statement on the alleged incident as of yet.