James Harden knows who Lil B is.
The Houston Rockets shooting guard and 2015 MVP runner-up imitates the rapper’s “cooking dance” on the court after he scores a basket or makes a prolific play on the court.
Still, Harden has never acknowledged the Based God formally or admitted to imitating his signature jig.
When TMZ caught up with Harden in Los Angeles yesterday (June 3) outside of the 1 Oak nightclub, the Rockets’ all-star appeared clueless about the situation.
“I don’t even know what happened,” he says in response to a question about the Based God’s curse. “I don’t even know who that is.”
Yet, years ago, Harden referenced the rapper in a retweeted post on his Twitter.
“Gucci, Gucci” rapper Kreayshawn sifted through Harden’s Twitter posts and was able to uncover the aforementioned Tweet where Harden not only wrote the rapper’s name but responded to one of his lyrics.
— A-KREAY 47 (@KREAYSHAWN) June 3, 2015
At press time, Harden has not responded to Lil B or Kreayshawn’s Tweets.
I'm sorry James harden all you had to do was explain you were doing the Lil B cooking dance – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 28, 2015
Watch Harden deny Lil B’s existence below: