James Harden’s whereabouts were finally revealed, but the mystery was hardly solved. Just before midnight on Tuesday, the 2017-18 MVP entered the NBA bubble in Orlando, joining the hundreds of NBA players already on location for the resumption of the 2019-20 season.
The public knew this bit of information solely because the Houston Rockets’ official Twitter feed posted a video of the Rockets star walking into the Disney property, paired with the caption, “The Beard has arrived!”
Other than that, Harden’s trip to Orlando was kept secret.
This was big news. The NBA’s leading scorer hadn’t been seen from, or heard from, in several days as his team practiced in Orlando without him. Rumors explaining the superstar’s absence swirled on the internet and ran throughout the insider gossip mill around league circles.
Reporters tried to get to the bottom of it. The Rockets had touched down in Orlando four days