James Harden is ready to go with the Houston Rockets. The NBA restart is upon us and the guard is looking as sharp as ever. That's only on the court, though, since the Beard has been involved in some controversies recently.
Harden made a questionable choice when wearing a mask with symbolism that supports law enforcement a couple of days ago, but that's part of the past now. However, it looks like he doesn't have any luck with face masks. Following the Rockets 119-104 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, Harden addressed the media wearing a face mask that tried to cover his face but the result looked very weird.
He put the mask over his nose and mouth, as they recommend but James took things to the next level, even covering his beard, which looked very odd. Fans reacted to that pointing out how weird it looked.
It's been reported that bearded men have more chances to get infected by COVID-19, so maybe Harden was extremely careful and nothing else.
The 2018 NBA MVP scored 31 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds to lead the Rockets to the victory. He played 35 minutes, trying to get ready for this year's playoffs run. The Rockets are a question that nobody can answer right now. They are playing small ball and it's unclear how that will work for them in the postseason.
Harden remains confident and he believes the team has a good chance this year.