James Harden had his jersey #13 retired last night by ASU, officially making him one of Arizona State University’s best players. Watch the ceremony in a video shot from the cheap seats here. We’re looking for a better version now. [lead image via HouseofSparky]
It goes without saying, but Harden deserves a retirement ceremony (even if it is really early). Halfway through the season, The Beard is the frontrunner to win NBA MVP. He’s also one of the Sun Devils most respected athletes, for his performances both on and off the court.
It takes a special kind of animal to be able to survive the ASU party life in one piece, and it looks like James is doing just that. We had the opportunity to ask him about his time at ASU in an interview earlier this Summer, so make sure to read that here. Spoiler alert: Oregano’s was his favorite spot.
I wonder how many of his friends expected the man below to grow into the man above.
The man’s still got it by the way.