Lil B says James Harden is officially under the Based God’s curse

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James Harden is officially under the Based God curse. In the past several days, Lil B has sent out a series of cryptic tweets accusing Harden of stealing his famous “cooking dance.”

For reference, here’s Lil B’s dance (Warning: video contains some NSFW language):

And here’s Harden’s celebration dance, which the Based God has taken exception to:

He was given an ultimatum by Lil B that he needed to credit him as the originator of the dance, so as to avoid the curse. Apparently, his window of time has passed.

Now, the Based God has confirmed the placement of the curse, via TMZ Sports:

The rapper tells TMZ Sports he put the hex on Harden when he failed to apologize or give proper credit to Lil B for his “cooking it up” dance. B says, “He’s cursed for the rest of the playoffs and further notice until he speaks on what dance celebration he’s doing and where it comes from.”

The curse has become the talk of the NBA playoffs, and couldn’t come at a worst time for Harden … whose Rockets are on the brink of elimination after getting crushed by the Golden State Warriors yesterday, 115-80.

If, like most reasonable people, you’re not buying this curse biz — Lil B points out he gave Harden a final warning before yesterday’s blowout, and … “he lost by 35 points to match the jersey number of his former teammate [Kevin Durant] who is actively cursed right now.”

Harden shot 3-for-16 from the field on Saturday night in Houston’s blowout loss to Golden State, going down 3-0 in the Western Conference Finals. Kevin Durant has been trying to shake the curse for three years. So Harden might want to just acknowledge that he’s using Lil B’s dance, so as to preserve the Rockets’ already-slim chances of coming back from a historic 3-0 deficit against the Warriors.