Happy birthday, James Harden!
The Beard turns 27
The man with the most recognizable beard in sports turns 27 today. Love him or hate him, James Harden is one of the hardest players to guard in the NBA and the lefty will be entering his seventh season overall. It’s crazy to think that he has now spent more seasons on the Houston Rockets than the Oklahoma City Thunder, but time flies when you’re an NBA fan. Here are some of his best highlights from last season!
James harden really made sneakers for grandpa Joe from Charlie and the Chocolate factory pic.twitter.com/zo8M0vdOoG
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) August 24, 2016
these look fine to me pic.twitter.com/QHgU6SMynZ
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) August 24, 2016
In more on the court news, Harden should have his usual highlight-filled season, while one specific teammate has set some lofty goals for him and the Rockets for next year. According to Basketball Insiders writer Oliver Maroney, Rockets guard Patrick Beverley told them “MVP and leading us to the Finals. Simple.”
OK, it’s not going to be simple, but Harden had a strong MVP campaign two years ago. It wouldn’t be weird if he was back in the running again this year.
Happy Birthday, Beard.