James Harden is as elite at the club as he is on the hardwood, so having to celebrate his 31st birthday inside the calm confines of the NBA bubble must've been kind of a drag.
Plus, his Houston Rockets and all of the other teams that remain in the playoffs are briefly suspending play in protest of police brutality, highlighted again by the senseless shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
Yet Lil Baby was keen on showing love to one of his favorite hoopers and "brother" via a series of clips on IG. "Happy 4 Day James Harden ... Wish you many more bro .... Preciate ya For Being a real one," he wrote.
The first upload is honestly must-see TV: Harden gleefully bounces his head back and forth while Baby spits every word to an unreleased jawn. In another, the pair can be seen cooling on a balcony in what appears to be a scrapped video for the My Turn banger "How."
Harden doesn't even have any social media, making this virtual dap all the more genuine. Trippie Redd commented, "Goats," and several fire emojis while Gunna echoed Baby's feelings: "Right! HCD JH !"
When Lil Baby rapped, "I be at James Harden house, I'm all in Houston in the mix," on "All In," he was really speaking facts.
Another big name who had a birthday on Wednesday was Lil Tecca. The 18-year-old Virgo – yeah, 18 – premiered the video for his latest single, "Royal Rumble."