words // Brandon Richard

With the addition of Dwight Howard, James Harden and the Houston Rockets are expected to be in contention for an NBA title this season. Ahead of tip-off, we had the opportunity to sit down with the Bearded One to discuss his game. Topics covered include the qualities needed to perform at an elite level, what makes him a unique player, his biggest strength and off-season preparation. See what Harden has to say in the video below.

Additionally, Harden covers the latest Eastbay catalog, which is already hitting mailboxes. On the cover, he’s wearing the brand new Nike Hyperdunk 2013. If you’re not already subscribed, you can request your free catalog here.

Eastbay October 2013 // James Harden