James Harden in an interview with Sports Illustrated said that he “didn’t like all the attention” that came with dating his ex-girlfriend Khloé Kardashian.“I feel like it was for no reason,” the Houston Rockets player added, not directly naming Khloé.
I wasn’t getting anything out of it except my name out there and my face out there, and I don’t need that. It wasn’t uncomfortable, but it wasn’t me. 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. Harden said.
Khloe and James split in February 2016 after eight months together. During an episode of Kocktails With Khloé, the Strong Looks Better Naked author, stated that Harden, not being faithful during their time together.