James Harden Accused of Organizing Malone Jr. Attack

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The son of NBA legend Moses Malone filed an amendment to his civil lawsuit Monday and is now seeking damages from Houston Rockets star James Harden.  Malone Jr. claims that the star orchestrated a beating last summer in retaliation for a Facebook post that offended Hardening.

According to Malone Jr’s lawyer George Farah, his  client was beaten and robbed by four men outside of a strip club in Houston on June 25th. It was said that Malone attempted to enter the V Live Houston but was stopped by a former security guard Darian Blount, who pointed Malone out to a group of armed men. The men were said to have repeatedly kicked and punched Malone in the face and during the beating he had his diamond earrings ripped out, and was robbed of other jewelry before the men entered the club with Blount.

The four men were later arrested and charged, however Malone and his lawyer believe that James Harden is the one who organized the attack.

The day before Malone was targeted, he wrote a Facebook post criticizing Hardening for charging $249 for his basketball camp, which Malone said shut out inner-city children. Farah, said while the men beat and robbed Malone, they referenced the Facebook post before entering the club and they have evidence that Harden paid the men $20,ooo to attack his client.

Malone’s attorney said they are in the process of subpoenaing 10 witnesses who were at the club that night who can testify to Harden’s involvement.

“All the stories that we’ve heard from all the witnesses were pretty consistent that James Harden was pretty upset about the Facebook post that was posted the night before the attack,” Farah told reporters on Tuesday morning. “There were text messages between Moses and some of James Harden’s friends. … We have a good trail of evidence that leads to James Harden’s involvement to this.”

Harden’s attorney Rusty Hardin, has not spoken out about the case.

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