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Seriously, who doesn't love James Harden (well some rumors persist that Serge Ibaka may not be the biggest fan...).
After Harden signed a max extension after being dealt to Houston before the 2012-2013 season, a lot of people thought it was a crazy reach. While Harden has destroyed his critics' perception of his game on the court, he's proving his doubters off the court wrong as well. While his game continues to shine, he's now putting together the dating resume that a young, single, all star should put together when it comes to the women in his life.
After recently splitting up with Trina the internet is ready to declare that James Harden's girlfriend is Kyra Chaos. The two were recently seen embracing both before and after a recent Rockets game, and the internet began buzzing. Kyra is a model & video vixen who has own clothing line sold online while also "hosting" and making various club appearances. There have been no formal declarations of the two being together, but the internet seems ready for the formal word based on a few pictures of them in a conversation. Kyra did attend the recent NBA All Star Weekend, which had a heavy dose of Harden.
File this rumor under: who the hell knows.
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All time Celtics legend, and current head coach of the Houston Rockets Kevin McHale has one of the long standing successful marriages in the NBA. Kevin McHale and wife Lynn McHale married in 1982, just two years into McHale's career in Boston. She's been at his side for the championships, the brawls with the Pistons and Lakers of the 80's, the up and down successes in the front offices, and now for his stint in Houston. Kevin and Lynn McHale have seen the highest highs and plenty of lows, but it's doubtful that anything in their history could have prepared them for the tragedy of losing their 22 year old daughter, Sasha McHale.
Kevin McHale left his position at the helm of the Rockets on November 10, citing family reasons. It was unclear what those were until word was received that Sasha McHale passed away on Saturday, November 24 due to an undisclosed illness, though there is some speculation that Sasha long suffered from Lupus.
Rockets owners Leslie Alexander released the following statement:
"I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha, on Saturday afternoon. Kevin and Lynn are loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time. Our entire organization is mourning the McHale family's loss and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers."
Interim coach Kelvin Sampson called Sasha "daddy's girl," when meeting with reporters the day after she passed away. The McHale's have four other children, Kristyn, Michael, Joseph, and Thomas.
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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.