Moses Malone Jr. claims he was attacked over James Harden criticism

Thursday July 21st, 2016

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Moses Malone Jr. told police he was attacked in June over a Facebook post that was critical of Rockets star James Harden, ABC 13 News reports.

Malone, the son of the late NBA Hall of Famer, was assaulted and robbed of $15,000 worth of jewelry by four men at Houston club V Live. Warrants were issued this week for his attackers, who have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, but none of whom are in custody. One of the men is a bouncer at the club, according to the police report.

Malone’s lawyer, George Farah, said the group of men were upset with Malone’s Facebook post, written a day prior.

“The post basically referenced the fact that James Harden was charging $250 for a basketball camp,” he told ABC-13 News.

Malone said he began receiving angry texts about the post soon afterward, leading up to the attack.

Harden has not been charged or accused of any wrongdoing. 

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