by Micah Hart
Taken from hockey, the trend of growing a playoff beard has moved into other professional sports over the years. The Clippers did it earlier this postseason. The Thunder chose not to, instead expressing their playoff solidarity through silly press conference attire. There is a member of the Thunder with a very famous beard, but his can only be considered playoff-related if his postseason began when he was 16 years old.
NBA TV’s Jared Greenberg caught up to James Harden today at media availability to see what his plans are for the beard should OKC cut down the nets in the next couple weeks:
From the man himself, the beard is going nowhere. I will sleep soundly tonight.