James Harden

James Harden and adidas returned to his former middle school in Los Angeles to celebrate his 2017-18 season yesterday afternoon. Harden joined young basketball players and students, plus friends and family at the place where it all started, Audubon Middle School, for the adidas Basketball “Imma Be a Star” Block Party.

Team KOF was in attendance as Harden and adidas Basketball General Manager Kris Aman unveiled 12 new outdoor basketball courts for the school and announced that Harden and adidas are also updating the indoor basketball gymnasium in time for the start of school later this year. There were on-court basketball competitions and games led by some of the sport’s top trainers, live musical performances by Rick Ross and Famous Dex, plus food and more for everyone in attendance.

Harden’s mother, Monja Willis, was also on hand to discuss his incredible season and his road to the NBA from picking up the game as a kid to what he has accomplished so far in his career. The “Imma Be a Star” event title refers to a note Harden left on a piece of paper for his mother as a freshman in high school listing his dreams. Since then, the point guard has reimagined his position and has left his mark on the sport and on the record books ever since.

Check out a few images that recap yesterday’s event in the heart of Los Angeles. Do you think Harden will crowned NBA MVP tonight?

images: Phil Faraone / Getty Images for adidas

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James Harden hasn’t officially been awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player award yet, but he is one of the three finalists alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The winner will be announced on June 25th. While many people believe he could have won it last year, it is almost a guarantee that he has it locked up this season. adidas is so confident that they have created a special shoe to celebrate his MVP honors.

The shoe we see above comes covered in black knitted upper with metallic gold detailing on the three stripes branding, aglets, and the MVP dubrae on the laces. The highlight of this shoe are the special insoles which feature accomplishments/accolades James Harden has had in his basketball journey starting with high school and eventually leading to his first ever MVP award. adidas celebrates his High School American achievement in California, his First Team All-American and PAC 10 Player of the Year honors at Arizona State, his Sixth Man award while playing in OKC, and his (eventual) MVP award in Houston.

There’s no word yet on whether or not these will release to the public, but we’ll keep you updated here at Kicks On Fire.

images: 2muchsol3

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