Back in June, Moses Malone Jr, son of NBA hall of famer Moses Malone, was attacked outside the “V Live” strip club in Houston and it was reportedly over some discouraging comments he had made about James Harden’s basketball camp. Malone is now suing the club and some of their security staff over the incident and his lawyer is leaving things open to bring Harden into the lawsuit as well.


The assault was because of a Facebook post Malone made about Rockets star James Harden, said Houston attorney George Farah who is representing Malone in the lawsuit. “He criticized James Harden for charging a fee for his basketball camp – a substantial fee,” Farah said.

According to a separate criminal complaint filed against Darian Blount – one of the men alleged to have taken part in the assault – Malone was told that “he disrespected James Harden and that he (needed) to be punished.”

“He was struck with weapons as well as fists,” Farah said. “One of the individuals kicked him in the face.”

Malone told police someone stole jewelry valued at $50,000 from him during the melee. He said they ripped his diamond earrings from his ears, according to the lawsuit.

Blount was eventually arrested and charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

The lawsuit is seeking $1 million in damages from the business. Farah said they are continuing to investigate the incident and may add additional defendants to the lawsuit – including Harden, if they uncover evidence that shows he played some kind of role in the attack.

This sounds more like a case of people thinking they were doing Harden a favor for Malone speaking about him, rather than some type of “hit” Harden ordered but at the end of the day you never know.