Rockets' James Harden donates $1million to Hurricane Harvey relief
Houston Rockets star James Harden has donated $1million to Hurricane Harvey relief and promised he has no plans to leave the city.
James Harden is the latest athlete to give back to the city of Houston.
The Rockets star has made a $1million donation to Hurricane Harvey relief following the devastation the storm scattered across Texas.
"This is home for me," Harden told reporters.
"I wanted to say thank you to J.J. Watt; what he's doing for the city, that's not going unnoticed.
"I just want to donate and give back to the community as much as I can. So I'm gonna donate $1million to the city, to areas that need it and to people that need it, to make the city stronger and put smiles on people's faces."
Harden also reassured fans he has every intention of spending the rest of his career in Houston, after signing a four-year contract extension with the Rockets earlier this year.
Responding on Twitter to a message from a fan that read: "Never ever ever ever ever leave Houston @JHarden13," the 28-year-old wrote: "Promise I won't. #Rocket4Life."
Promise I won't. #Rocket4Life— James Harden (@JHarden13) September 2, 2017
The flood relief fund set up by Watt was nearing $18million on Sunday as the Houston Texans defensive end shared a photo of the goods that were to be donated later that day.
This is what we'll be distributing today pic.twitter.com/YVyOC4jRaj— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 3, 2017
The city of Houston has received various donations from players and executives around the NFL, NBA and MLB ranging from $27,000 to $10million.