Houston Rockets star James Harden donated more than $240,000 to renovate basketball courts that were ruined by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
“Nowadays, everything is so social media-based, kids aren’t outside playing anymore,” Harden said. “They’re on their phone or playing video games. No, [they] need to be active and have fun, and be kids. Courts is just the beginning. My ultimate goal is to change Houston and make it better.
“Obviously the hurricane affected this area greatly, and so this is one of the reasons why I wanted to bring some positive energy and some light on this community. It’s baby steps, but we’re going to get there. In a few years, we’re going to change this city around and make it legendary.”