Nets star James Harden was detained by French police Thursday afternoon alongside rapper Lil Baby.
Harden and Lil Baby were searched by police on Avenue Montaigne after police smelled marijuana in their car, per ESPN. Lil Baby was reportedly arrested and taken to a Paris police station, while Harden was free to go after his brief interaction with the police. Harden can be seen on video cooperating with the authorities, though he said, "I don't understand."
Harden is in Paris for Fashion Week and has spent much of his time with Lil Baby and Kanye West.
Harden's 2020–21 season ended on June 19 as the Bucks beat the Nets in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Harden averaged 24.6 points and 10.9 assists with Brooklyn this year after getting traded in January. The '17–18 MVP previously logged nine seasons with the Rockets, earning seven All-NBA selections.
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