James Harden's Blue Lives Matter Mask Has NBA Twitter Furious (Update)

Annnnnndddd Twitter is triggered. All it took was James Harden wearing what appears to be a Blue Lives Matter neck gaiter inside the NBA bubble and we officially have a controversy via those who get bent out of shape over such things. After some investigating, it appears Harden's gaiter is called the Thin Blue patriot from Hoorag and it's currently out of stock.

Take a look at the comments under posts featuring Harden in the mask. Full-on triggered mess. Piggybacking off a Mike Cernovich tweet, it will be interesting to see if fans shame Harden into some sort of apology and statement from the Rockets organization. Good luck to the Rockets communications staff who has to construct the official statement.

I'm pretty sure we haven't had ourselves an NBA team or player in full apology mode this week. We're beyond due.

(Update:) James Harden says the Blue Lives Matter mask wasn't some sort of political statement. He tells ESPN's Tim MacMahon "it was just something that covered my whole beard. I thought it looked cool. That was it."

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