When you’re worth over $165 million, you can afford to buy some expensive gifts — and Rockets star James Harden seems to be fully aware of that fact.
The NBA superstar went viral online yesterday for his birthday gift to his friend, Lil Baby, which included a Prada bag, honey buns, $100K in cash, and a Richard Mille watch.
James Harden gifted Lil Baby a Prada bag, honey buns, $100K cash and a Richard Mille watch for his birthday 💰🔥 pic.twitter.com/vMlvGqabsL
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) December 4, 2020
On Twitter, fans had some pretty strong reactions, as they were reminded of just how wealthy professionals athletes are these days.
To just throw around 100000 grand like that makes me sick. Just goes to show overplayed athletes, entertainers, actors/actresses really are… You have people working their balls off / who have trouble paying rent or getting their kids diapers. Than u have this dude who couldnt
— KRDSIXERS123 (@krdsixers123) December 4, 2020
Why??? Why would he give a rich person cash?
— Yas (@yasmineisokay) December 4, 2020
Who gives money to people with money??
— D_mills83 (@D_Mills1983) December 4, 2020
Niggas really just thrown 100k at niggas , 😭 sign me up bruh
— Bout My Buisness (@TeeYuDidit__16) December 4, 2020
$100,000 is 0.26% of Harden’s salary for the upcoming season
— Kash-Register Washington PR (@_AlexCantin_) December 4, 2020
Harden, 31, is one of the NBA’s best players and the face of the Houston Rockets. In July of 2017, he agreed to a 4 year/$171 million extension of his contract, which also made him one of the league’s highest-paid players.
With his basketball future in doubt, nobody knows where he’ll be playing next season bit, regardless of what happens, he’s got a level of financial security most will never dream of, and he’s clearly not afraid to show it. Nobody will take that away from him now.