James Edward Harden Jr. is an American basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. 

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He has earned All-Star nods five times, and has earned All-NBA Team honors four times.

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James Edwards Harden, Jr. was born on August 26, 1989, in Los Angeles, California to Monja Willis and James Harden Sr.

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While growing up he was a big, fast, athletic boy who was drawn to the basketball court.

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Beard might be a symbol of masculinity. But for James Harden, it was always a bit serious.

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Infact, he maintained a strict no touching policy towards his beard. His only barber was allowed to work on this. 

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To keep this beard intact, James never used any supplements or any types of beard oils. It is always natural.

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 Every family member of James knows his love for cheese. Infact, in his early childhood, he would only crave for cheese cubes.

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Harden is best known for the impressive growth of facial hair that resulted in his nickname, “The Beard.”

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He scored a season-high 26 points against the ‘Golden State Warriors’ in 2009 and was named to the ‘NBA-All-Rookie’ second team.

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