James Harden Speaks To Texas HS Students About Drinking and Driving

NBA superstars continue to uplift the community and represent themselves as model citizens.

League MVP James Harden continues to get buckets, keep his nose clean and represent the NBA community well.

The Houston Rockets supreme baller formed a Super Team with The Harris County District Attorney’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), adidas, Uber and Spring ISD on Tuesday,  to host a fun but candid student assembly at Westfield High School in Harris County about the dangers of drinking and driving.

spent the day with James Harden & my beautiful DA family to spread safety awareness to high school kids ??

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#BIGFACTS:Drivers under the age of 21 represent about 10% of licensed drivers in the U.S. but are responsible for 17% of fatal alcohol-involved crashes. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more young people abuse alcohol than any other substance, and 12- to 20-year-olds account for more than 10% of the country’s alcohol consumption.”

The students learned about the repercussions of drinking and driving from concerned leaders of the community. There was no extensive media coverage or big to-do with security guards and such. Just an NBA titan linking up with other social activists and passionate, kid-driven people to use his influence and the celebrity stage he commands to enlighten and build with the younger generation.

                                                         

 

Harden had the kids in attendance in Instagram heaven as he flicked it up after speaking with them and representing himself as a walking PSA and a strong NBA role model.

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The NBA continues to take the lead on community activism, using their celebrity influence to build minds and improve the community.

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.