NBA star James Harden being sued for orchestrating assault, robbery over Facebook post

Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden is being sued for allegedly orchestrating the assault and robbery of Moses Malone Jr. last year.

Malone, the son of NBA Legend Moses Malone, was beaten and robbed of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry outside of a Houston nightclub in June of 2016.

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The suit alleges that Harden became upset after Malone made comments about his basketball camp on social media and reportedly paid a group of four men $20,000 to commit the crime in retribution.

In the Facebook post, Malone criticized Harden for charging too much for his basketball camp.

According to the initial criminal complaint, one of the attackers told Malone that he "disrespected James Harden and that he needs to be punished after that."

Harden's Rockets were eliminated from the NBA playoffs last week after being rocked by the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Harden scored only 10 points in the matchup.