Though Rockets guard James Harden decided to stay away from the Rio Olympics, he’s be keeping busy in Houston.

Harden surprised basketball campers Wednesday at The Zone while promoting the BODYARMOR energy drink. He won a game of knockout and hung out with the kids.

Harden also spent some time at the camp talking about the Olympics.

“I made my decision on what was best for myself and my family, but I’m happy for those guys,” Harden said. “Those guys are doing a great job. They’re doing what they need to be doing. And for myself, I’m in a good place right now. I’m happy about the Rockets and how we’re looking, and I’m excited for the season coming up.”

Harden says he’s been working out privately with his Rockets teammates – something he says has never happened before his tenure.

Photos: Rockets' James Harden surprises Houston kids at basketball camp