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Rockets star James Harden gives $1M to Hurricane Harvey relief fund
9/2/2017 10:35:58 PM

Houston, TX, United States (NewsBahn) - Houston Rockets guard James Harden announced he'll pledge $1 million toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

The NBA star also visited the George R. Brown Convention Center Saturday and met with Houston mayor Sylvester Turner.

"This is home for me," Harden said. "I wanted to say thank you to (Houston Texans defensive end) J.J. Watt, what he's doing for the city. Thank you to the mayor for helping me. I just want to donate and give back to the community as much as I can. I'm going to donate a million dollars to the city, to the areas that need it and to people that need it, to make the city stronger."

Harden isn't alone in giving among major sports figures in the area. NFL and local star JJ Watt has raised $15 million via online efforts. New Rockets addition Chris Paul has added $75,000 and Rockets owner Les Alexander has given $10 million to the effort.

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