James Harden Owns the Iciest Watch You've Ever Seen

In this episode of On the Rocks, the Houston Rockets superstar shows off his best pieces, laments a lost Rolex, and talks about shady fake jewelry.

Released on 4/12/2018

Transcript

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Sometimes you know, just depending on
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like if we have a long road trip and then
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if we go to some pretty lit cities,
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then I'll take a couple pieces with me.
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But other than that, you know, like right now,
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I don't have any jewelry on.
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I let my clothes and my beard do the talkin'.
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What's up, GQ?
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I'm James Harden, On The Rocks.
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First this will be the Rolex.
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This is a basic classic, right here.
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Classic Rolex.
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I think this is my first Rolex I got.
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I bought it for myself.
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I was pretty excited about it.
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I think I wore it everyday for like a year straight.
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My mom got me this for Christmas,
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I believe, it was last year.
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So she kinda surprised me with it,
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'cause it's a pretty expensive watch.
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So, I didn't think she would get it for me,
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but she surprised me with it.
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I got her a Rolex a few years ago.
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Every day is Mother's Day for her.
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This one, right here, the AP all iced out.
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This was a gift for my birthday,
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something like three years ago.
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Nah.
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I don't know.
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I don't know how many.
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I'm not here to count either (laughs).
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I lost a watch.
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I lost a watch.
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Still don't know where it is.
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So whoever found a watch, or whoever got the watch,
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it was a Rolex.
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I was hurt.
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That's an expensive.
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That's a lotta money just to lose.
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Pretty cheap about my spendings,
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but anytime you would lose any of these pieces, is tough.
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So this one, right here, little chain.
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I gotta bigger one as well, but this one
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I got it from Jason the Jeweler out in L.A.
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He hooked me up with this piece.
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It's kind of nervous, 'cause like I said,
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I don't really like the shine and the bling, bling,
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but it's a little shiner, right here.
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These little pieces right here, man,
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you just rock 'em together.
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These four little pieces.
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You can wear 'em as a set.
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There you go, you just ice 'em out.
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You know, just wear all black with this.
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Guess they stand out, they speak for itself.
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Some casual, but they just look good (laughs).
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They look good together.
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They make me look good.
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That's how it works sometimes.
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(dance music)
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If I had to rock a chain from a record label,
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it'll probably be a DC chain.
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So that my man Meek, Free Meek.
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Yeah that's my guy.
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(laughs)
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Rumor was it's a lotta guys that
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buy fake jewelry in the league.
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Personally, I don't know.
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I don't know how other guys bake in houses.
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Just feelin' I know that they wanna look like
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they got the swag, but really don't have the swag.
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So, some people might do it.
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You know as an NBA player, or a professional athlete,
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a lotta people won't think that your jewelry's fake.
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So some people can get away with it.
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Me, I can even to that.
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I can't hold you.
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I'm not gonna wear no fake jewelry.
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No, none of that stuff.
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I don't need to.
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I wanna wear something authentic and real,
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then that's what I'm gonna do.
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If I can afford it, I'm not gonna wear it,
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or even try to wear it.
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So that's just who I am.
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But other people's different,
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so can't speak for them people.
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(dance music)
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For these Cartier bracelets, one was a gift as well.
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The other one I bought, too.
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Yeah, I can't even go into all the details about that.
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You know, people just, you know,
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love is shared around the world.
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You know?
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So, you gotta lotta really good people
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that love me and vice versa.
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So. (beeps)
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They just go with the, you know, you have a
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nice watch on and they seem to compliment the watch.
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Or you can just wear 'em without a watch.
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You can wear 'em just by theirselves.
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No way.
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Even though I live in Houston, and that's where,
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you know, a lotta people wear grills.
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I see a lotta like rappers and even
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athletes are doin' it now.
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They're wearin' grills.
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I can't get into that.
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I'm just now startin' to wear jewelrys so I'm kinda behind.
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Then I'll try to move into like the
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more vintage pieces and stuff like that.
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(dance music)
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Fashion jewelry as an athlete?
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For me recently, you know, just adding Chris on the team,
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he has a lotta nice really pieces so I'm startin'
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to pick up on my swag a little bit on him.
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Yeah, I gotta plan for my next piece.
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GQ pendent, a championship ring.
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A few of those.
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Fill this whole table up with it.
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That's a different type of level.
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That's Boston love, right there.