The Pearl and The Beard
For those of us, real old-schoolers from B'more, not the New York Knick reformed version of Earl Monroe but the absolute original version of The Pearl from the Baltimore Bullets. If ever you watch James Harden closely than close your eyes and imagine. I think you will see that he's a left-handed version of the original Earl Monroe. I mean looking at those herkie jerky moves, spins, instantaneous creativity, and scoring effortless without jumping out having to jump out the gym for his shots. The ability to embarrass and delight competitors and fans nightly. Wow. I just close my eyes when James has the rock and I see Earl Monroe in his heyday.