Harden uses decoys to help maneuver through mall in ad

In the latest Foot Locker advertisement, James Harden uses decoys to help him maneuver past adoring fans in the mall.

Courtesy: YouTube.com/FootLocker

When you're one of the most recognizable figures in the NBA, it is hard to simply make a trip to the mall without being bombarded by adoring fans for pictures and autographs.

Luckily, James Harden has found a way to maneuver through Houston's mega-mall, the Galleria.

Sure the whole thing was the Rockets star's latest advertisement for Foot Locker, but Harden might want to think about hiring some stunt-doubles for real next time he needs to make a trip out in general public with the ploy seemingly working so well in the ad.

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