James Harden is still planning to move forward with a new business venture in the Houston area despite his recent trade and, well, tumultuous exit with the Rockets.
"Our entire staff and team are looking forward to providing top-notch service and bringing a one-of-a-kind dining experience to Houston," restaurant spokeswoman Sherrie Handrinos told the Chronicle. "We are looking forward to sharing our extensive menu and beautiful restaurant with the city.”
On the surface, it sounds like a good idea. Professional athletes open restaurants and other businesses all the time.
Houston fans, however, aren’t happy about it — and are making that fact known.
Rockets fans leave horrible reviews for Harden’s restaurant
It’s not even open yet, but Harden’s restaurant is getting horrendous reviews on Google.
As of Thursday afternoon, the eatery had just 2.7 stars on Google and the main photo had been changed to one of a burning toilet.
Most of the reviews match the photo.
The reviews of James Harden's restaurant is going to be running like this for quite awhile. pic.twitter.com/CvCM2Jtg08
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) January 14, 2021
Some of the reviews on James Harden’s new restaurant in Houston 🥴 pic.twitter.com/J40yecURdT
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 14, 2021
I get that people are annoyed at the bad reviews on Harden’s restaurant in Houston. But you can’t judge a whole fan base on some fans handling the situation wrong. As you can see from some of the reviews there’s a lot of appreciative fans out there. pic.twitter.com/YDUv7FSSDc
— Scottish Rockets Fan (@RocketsScottish) January 14, 2021
The reviews on James Harden’s restaurant 💀😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/T4dklM51Mg
— 𝓛𝓸𝓸𝓴 𝓪𝓽 𝓒𝓾𝓻𝓻𝔂 𝓜𝓪𝓷 🏆 (@GSWRevenge2021) January 14, 2021
Hopefully, for Harden’s sake, the food can win fans back over once Thirteen opens its doors.
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