That's because, the NBA superstar claims to have never even heard of the rapper.
"I don't even know who that is," Harden told TMZ Sports, when asked about a possible spell that The Based God put on him.
When Harden's Houston Rockets were playing against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals two weeks back, Lil B tweeted a warning to the All-Star shooting guard about doing his stirring-the-pot, on-court celebration, which the rapper thought was infringing on his own cooking dance.
The Rockets wound up losing to the Warriors, with Harden committing 12 turnovers in the decisive Game 5 of the series. But Harden doesn't think it had anything to do with Lil B, as he insists he doesn't even know who he is.
Upon learning of Harden's comments on TMZ, Lil B tweeted Wednesday: "I will be speaking with The BasedGod today about James harden since he claims he doesn't no who Lil B is, so quaint forgive him."
The Based God's followers also dug up old tweets of Harden's, where he seemingly laughed about mentions of Lil B, leading many to believe he does indeed know him.
B's curse on Kevin Durant, an ex-teammate of Harden's, led to KD only playing 27 games this season. Maybe, the Beard should acknowledge him after all...
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