2012 has been a great year for James Harden.
The best sixth man in the league has gone from the dude with the great mohawk and beard, to a household name nationally (even before the Artest elbow). It should come as no surprise that with the rise of James Harden on the court, comes the rise of James Harden's profile off the court including the caliber of ladies he chooses to date.
Unconfirmed reports have been circulating for a couple months that James Harden is dating Trina. Trina is a rapper who was formerly linked to Kenyon Martin. Trina originally hails from Miami, but was most recently known to live in Denver with Martin and his mother (presumably before he went to play in China). Her music career started in 1998 when she worked with Trick Daddy on a song before going on to solo success which included a #1 album on the Billboard Rap Hot 100.
Best reports indicate the two first began seeing each other in the summer of 2011, with Harden putting forth an aggressive courtship. More recently, the two were seen hugging prior to a Thunder-Mavericks game in the 1st round of the 2012 playoffs. Admittedly, there's been no word from either party confirming or denying the rumors. Interestingly enough, Trina and Kenyon Martin were together so long that he got her lips tattooed on his neck. If we ever see Harden running up and down the floor with bright red lips on his neck, we'll feel confident to call this one official.