James Harden Once Hinted Why He Broke up With Khloe Kardashian: “I Don’t Need Pictures of Myself When I’m Driving My Car. Who Cares? What Shoes Am I Wearing? Who Cares?”

Published 12/04/2021, 3:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: Houston Rockets point guard James Harden attends the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City – Pier 36 – South Street on June 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

James Harden revealed his situation with ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian and how they ended their relationship. Rumors about their breakup plagued the couple for a long time. Harden finally explained the reason for their split. He claimed in this regard that he “wasn’t getting anything out of it.” 

The relationship was born out of Kanye West’s basketball-themed birthday celebration at the Staples Center in June when they first met.

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James Harden spoke out about Khloe Kardashian through his comments

While Harden and Khloe’s romance ended after eight months, Harden has been very vocal about the break-up and has stated why it was the worst year of his life. Furthermore, he also mentioned the amount of attention and publicity that was taking place, which was the primary cause of the relationship ending. 

I don’t need pictures of myself when I’m driving my car. Who cares? What shoes am I wearing? Who cares? Where am I eating? Who cares? It was unnecessary stuff that I think trickled down to my teammates. I had to eliminate that

Nov 8, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) celebrates with forward Kevin Durant (7) after scoring against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Khloe Kardashian also expressed regret about their relationship, as she commented about the statement from her perspective.

It’s almost like you have to go through it twice: privately and publicly. I’ve been there, for sure, and it’s hard,” she said. “It’s humiliating … It’s like pouring salt into an open wound. It definitely makes it hard to close that chapter of your life.” 

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In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Harden talked about the challenges he faced while dating a reality star without taking any any specific names.

Nov 24, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) reacts to a call as they take on the Boston Celtics in the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

While he was going through this phase, he mentioned that he wasn’t fond of the attention he was getting and that it was unnecessary to tell the world everything about him. It wasn’t who he was.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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