Tuesday , Aug , 20 , 2013 Paul Eide

James Harden’s Beard Throughout His Career (GIF)

What in the world did we ever do prior to the existence of GIFs?

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Harden's beard looks so life-like, you'd swear it was a living entity.

James Harden Beard

Last week we wrote about Harden's new R&B infused love song, "Harden Soul".

Today, check out this cool GIF (submitted via a user on Reddit) that details the growth of the most famous facial hair in the NBA and potentially in the world of sports. And yes, I'm including Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson in that statement, as his beard has gotten progressively weirder, (detailed nicely by Yahoo here) to the point where it now looks like a muskrat dipped in motor oil.

Meanwhile, Harden's beard is 100% natural a devoid of beard PED's, something his MLB counterparts would have a hard time claiming.

At the same time his beard has taken shape, Harden's faux-hawk has also progressed nicely, giving him a head shape that most of us would be proud to call our own.

There is a "Samson" joke in here somewhere, because the longer Harden has grown the beard, the more success he has enjoyed in his NBA career.

In 78 games last season, Harden averaged 25.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.8 apg and 1.7 spg – all career highs – for the Rockets.

The Rockets also won 11 more games than in the previous year and made the playoffs for the first time since 2008-09.

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