John Howe, shooting victim, is Harden’s special guest in Game 4
Game 4 between Philadelphia and Boston was special for James Harden because of his great performance on the track, but also because of what he did off it. He called 76ers guard John Hao to the game, an MSU student who was one of the victims of the February 13 shooting and lost mobility in his legs as a result, and had a kind gesture with him when the game was over.
Hao, who had attended with his parents, was also invited to the track by Harden during his post-match interview, at which time he presented him with his signed boot. The student and James had the opportunity to meet from a distance in recent months and the player had promised him tickets when he left the rehab center where he was, and the truth is he could not have chosen a better day to take him. to the Wells Fargo Center.
He commented, “I had a special guest in the suite today.” “She gave me good luck and brought me good vibes and positive energy. We knew this game was for him. He’s strong and he’s recovering. Today I felt like it was my job to give her some light and make her smile.
“When I had my injury, he read the news and reached out to give us all the support we needed,” Howe commented when asked about the origin of his relationship with Harden. “I am so grateful for that. You taught me to stay strong.
In a video the 76ers posted to social media, James Howe told that he should be present again for Game 6. We’ll see if he gets the best of Harden again in that game.
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