In honor of the 75th season, the NBA is releasing an "official" list of the Top 75 players of all time.
On Tuesday, the first 25 names were released, which featured guys like Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo. On Wednesday, the NBA released the second batch of names, which happened to include James Harden.
Upon finding out that he made the cut, the Beard was in disbelief and had to ask for confirmation multiple times.
Of course, unlike Durant, Giannis, and many others on the list, Harden is missing one key accomplishment on his resume: an NBA Championship.
And while this season's debacle with Kyrie Irving remains a heartbreaking obstacle, there is hope that he can still help take Brooklyn all the way.
"He's been a great leader for us. He's got an extremely high IQ. He cares," said nets coach Steve Nash. "He really wants to win a championship. That drives him. That shows every day in the way he approaches the game, approaches practices, approaches his teammates.
That's an exciting position to be in, to have a player of his caliber that really wants to round out his career with a championship. Highly motivated, has all the experience and talent you can ask for.
So if we can keep him healthy... put him in a position to continue to improve through the season and individually. We know what he's able to do as a playmaker, what he's able to do as a leader. It will be pivotal for us for him to be healthy and for him to continue to grow physically after pretty "stop and start" last year."
Needless to say, Harden still has a ways to go if he wants to accomplish his goal of winning an NBA Championship.
Regardless of how successful he is, the NBA knows exactly who he is. Between Harden's talent, his impressive resume, and his relentless drive to win, he's easily among the top Top 75 players in the game.