This is what James Harden’s mom wants to see — a plain-faced James, looking 16 all over again. Not like he’s the NBA’s biggest hipster. Not like Mr. T. Not like he is trying to figure out ways to make his head appear as tall as possible. Just James, being a cute young man with a face you can see.

No offense to Momma Harden, but I think I speak for everyone when I say she’s wrong about this one. Keep the beard, James. Forever.

(via Nicki Jhabvala)