Apr 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) following the end of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden of the Houston Rockets Throws Out First Pitch at Houston Astros Game


James Harden is known for his beard and his play on the basketball court.

The Houston Rockets player however is not known for his pitching.

But, on Sunday, Harden had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the Houston Astros home game against the Detroit Tigers.

Spoiler Alert: It wasn’t as bad as 50 Cent’s first pitch at the Met’s game.

Harden had Clutch, the Houston Rockets mascot, umpiring behind the plate, so even if Harden didn’t quite hit the strike zone, he was gonna be given a little leeway.

The one thing we don’t want to forget to mention is, Harden threw out the pitch in jorts (jean shorts for those who don’t know).

This is what NBA opponent, Black Griffin had to say about that nonsense.

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What did we learn from James Harden’s first pitch experience?

Well, maybe the secret to getting it over the plate is in the jorts?

Just kidding. James Harden was trying to pitch in style but he should just stick to playing basketball and growing a beard.

He’s pretty good at the last two.

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