WATCH: Houston Rockets, Meet James Harden

Jeremy Lin might have Houston pumped. At least, in jersey sales. Now, the Rockets have The Beard.

James Harden was traded to Texas from neighbouring (right?) Oklahoma over the weekend, after the Thunder refused to honour his contractual demands. Harden was a key piece on OKC’s run to last year’s NBA Finals, and he wanted to be compensated as a big boy, not a role player.

Lucky for him – or, the opposite – he’ll get a chance to prove it.