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76ers' James Harden invites Michigan State shooting victim to Game 4

PHILADELPHIA -- James Harden leaned in toward John Hao, a paralyzed Michigan State shooting survivor who developed a long-distance FaceTime bond with the Philadelphia 76ers star, and gave his new friend a hug.

"You look good," Harden told Hao.

The 20-year-old Hao and his parents smiled as the Sixers star guard resumed his pregame routine Sunday ahead of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference second-round series against the Boston Celtics. The family had been invited by Harden to attend a 76ers game once Hao was available to travel.

Hao, an international student from China, recently left a Chicago rehabilitation facility where he'd been since a February shooting on the East Lansing campus that killed three students and injured five others.