Howard laughs at Harden's lack of achievement patches
FEB 17, 2014 3:37p ET
Dwight Howard is known for light-hearted attitude off the court, and of course, leading up to the 2014 All-Star game played Sunday in New Orleans he was no different.
For the game, the league honored each player's personal achievements with commemorative patches on personalized warm-up jackets. Some All-Stars like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant understandably had plenty of flair on their jackets, while some younger players, like All-Star game MVP Kyrie Irving, only had a few, if any.
James Harden is no doubt one of the best players in the league, but with only four years in the NBA, becoming a full-time starter just last season after a trade sent him to the Rockets, his jacket was lacking a bit on the patches. Teammate Dwight Howard, who has nine years of experience, thus more patches, was the first to point that fact out while showing off the new gear before the game.
Howard might be laughing now, but in five years or so, Harden might have more to show off if he continues to play at a high level.
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