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James Harden read the story of James Hao, a 20-year-old Michigan State student who was left paralyzed in the deadly ma s shooting on campus in mid-February. Hao is one of Harden's biggest fans.On Thursday, ESPN's Malika Andrews reported that Harden reached out to Hao, FaceTimed with him, sent him several pairs of shoes, including one that was game-worn, and tried to deliver an David Njoku Jersey
uplifting me sage. Harden also donated to a GoFundMe set up to raise money for Hao's medical bills. has received more than $360,000."Everything will work itself out. Be strong. You're all right. You'll be all right. I promise you are," Harden told Hao, per ESPN. "I love when you're smiling, all right? I'm with Cleveland Browns Jersey
you. I know it's tough right now, but you have to stay physically strong, you know what I mean? You've got to just think positive things and keep pushing and keep fighting."Last week, 20-year-old John Haos life was changed forever. He was one of the students shot at Michigan State University and was left paralyzed from the waist down. Hao is a huge fan of James Harden, and when Harden heard Haos story, he stepped in: Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) After the 76ers defeated the Grizzlies on Thursday, Harden shared why he wanted to reach out to Hao."There's things like that, where you sit back and think about just real life and things bigger than basketball," Harden said, . "I heard that he was a fan of mine, so I wanted to get up on that ASAP and just see Morgan Burnett Jersey
what I could do, anything I could do."A gunman opened fire on the MSU campus on Feb. 13, killing three students and injuring five more, including Hao. The suspected shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound."The more I can encourage and rub off this energy that I have and give him hope, I feel like that's what I'm here for, and that's what I've got this platform for," Harden said, according to ESPN. "Hopefully he can recover and bounce back out of that sooner than later, but I gave him my number, so whenever he ever feels like he needs Ray-Ray Armstrong Jersey
anything he can call me and I check up on him."Harden reached a personal milestone Thursday, pa sing Allen Iverson for 31st on the NBA's all-time scoring list. He finished with 31 points, seven a sists and seven rebounds. The 31 points give him 24,386 for his career, 18 more than Iverson's 24,368.When he was asked about surpa sing Iverson, Harden returned to Hao and how much it meant to be able to have an impact on someone in that situation."It's bigger than basketball," Harden Sheldrick Redwine Jersey
said, according to ESPN. "This is real life, you know what I mean? This is bigger than basketball."I'm fortunate just to be in a position where I can make an impact on people's lives. That's what I really care about. That's what I value, and that's what makes me happy, obviously other than basketball, family, things like that. It's a tragedy. He wasn't expecting that. There was nothing he could control. That's the craziest part about it. Anything I can do my part, I'm going to do it."