All too often we hear and talk about celebrities who forget lessons of the media and allow themselves to be caught in compromising situations, either in still picture or video form. However, there are quite often celebs and sports stars who fear not the repercussions of risque moments because, in their mind, that’s who they are. Let’s be honest and realize there are those who get away with it. But that is not a lesson 99% of the rest of the planet needs to embrace. In this instance James Harden of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder is attending a party, knows full well his picture is being taken, and likely appreciates the attention and being seen in the company of beautiful women. He’s an adult and can do what he wants, of course. Note the second picture, that of teammate Kevin Durant. Much more sedate and very family-friendly. That is the image HE wants to present in this instance. Everyone must make a choice as their image presentation and accept any possible consequences and reactions because of it.

INTELLIGENCE: CREATE ANY IMAGE YOU DESIRE, MAKING SURE IT FITS WITH THE IMAGE YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYED ARE COMFORTABLE WITH. THAT IMAGE WILL LAST A LIFETIME THRU THE MEDIA.

James Harden At an All-White Yacht Party

Dogbert2 by J.A. Sherman on Aug 21, 2012 12:31 PM CDT

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James Harden, tear-away champion, finally showed Russell Westbrook and the rest of us what happens when you tear away his final Foot Locker shirt. Apparently that inflatable yacht was a little bit larger than we all thought.

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If you want a full analysis of how amazing all-white yacht parties are and why you nor I will never be invited, check out Trey Kirby’s analysis at The Basketball Jones. From my perch, all I have to say is that I do not see any other dudes in this photo occupying the ladies next to Harden and his bottle of ice tea (I am assuming). Take that for what you will, but he is one baaaaaadmutha…shut yo mouth.

Apropos of nothing, this is still my favorite NBA player/yacht story ever.

After the jump, Kevin Durant looking every bit the awkward tall guy that you might think him to be when he’s not holding a basketball.

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