The Rockets will reportedly retire James Harden’s No. 13 jersey, in accordance to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen.
In a textual content message obtained by the Chronicle(*13*), workforce proprietor Tilman Fertitta mentioned the Rockets will retire Harden’s jersey for his eight record-breaking seasons with the workforce.
“James Harden will at all times be a Rocket,” Fertitta mentioned within the textual content. “After all, we are going to retire his jersey. He made my first three years of proudly owning this franchise unforgettable. The success he introduced this franchise over eight years and the reminiscences he created for our fan base/group (are) really exceptional.”
Harden, who was traded to the Nets in January, holds the franchise data for three-point subject objectives made (2,029), free throws made (5,554) and assists (4,796). He is second to solely Hakeem Olajuwon in whole factors at 18,365.
Harden might be becoming a member of Calvin Murphy, Moses Malone, Rudy Tomjanovich, Clyde Drexler, Yao Ming and Olajuwon within the rafters of the Toyota Middle.
An official announcement has but to be made, however Harden and the Nets will journey to Houston and tackle the Rockets on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.