James Harden The Cowboy

By Jeff Case

Things couldn’t be going much better for the Houston Rockets than they are right now. They’re in the midst of a three-game win streak and have won eight of their last 10 games, they’re within striking distance of the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and, overall, they seem to be hitting their stride on the court.

Off the court, they’ve been in a pretty good mood all season and have delivered classic moments like getting spooked by the team’s mascot, singing ‘Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel’ around the holidays, rallying around Dwight Howard after a round of jeering from Lakers fans in L.A. and more.

Another classic off-the-court Rockets moment came yesterday via the team’s Twitter feed when the team snapped a photo of star guard James Harden donning a cowboy hat at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo:

(h/t TNLP)


  1. lbj says:

    Being a cowboy, cowgirl or coward will not gives you any ring you need to play with the king “LeBron”. We will trade Udonis the big U Haslem and future hall of Famer Norris Cole plus future 1st round picks to Houston.

    PG: Harden
    SG: Allen
    SF: Wade
    PF: James
    C: Bosh

    6th man: Battier
    Strong Reserve: Chalmers,Lewis,Oden,Beasley,Douglas and Birdman Birdman

    3 peat for the Heat!!!

  2. Trevor says:

    haha that is the face of pure joy. I’m not usually a fan of the cowboy hat, but mix in that BEARD…. pretty magical.

  3. bucky says:

    Wow Norris cole a hall of famer……….. why the heck would the rockets give up harden for a old man like Haslem who doesnt even play D anywhere near the way he used to and a inconsistent Pg who backs up a semi decent Mario chalmers and late round pics. Might as well throw in the ball boy and the team athletic trainer in the trade that way the rockets will get something worth while out of that trade.

  4. wuffe says:

    IBJ… sorry, it’s a Texas thing. Harden looks fantastic in the hat. Don’t worry about trying to figure it out.

  5. LemW says:

    Fashion wise James Harden wearing a cowboy the is a good match. It a return on investment image.