The Evolution of James Harden & His Beard in Video Games

Published on August 11th, 2017 by Astramskas, David | 7,505 views

On Thursday, 2017 MVP runner-up James Harden was announced as the NBA Live 18 cover athlete. The last athlete to appear on a Live cover was MVP Russell Westbrook for Live 16 (there wasn’t a NBA Live 17 release) and the last Houston Rockets to appear on a Live cover was Steve Francis back in 2002.

Also on Thursday, a bunch of popular YouTubers in the gaming community — including Jesser The Lazer and Kris London — ¬†dropped amusing videos of themselves going 1-on-1 against the Beard (click here to watch all of them).

In honor of the return (insert your own Jesus Bynum¬†joke) of the EA basketball franchise and the Beard gracing his first video game cover, let’s take a look back at the evolution of James and his beard in video games.



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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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