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Too on One: James Harden

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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:41 pm | Updated: 2:14 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Too on One talks to ASU's James Harden, who dishes on the beard, singing Mariah and more.

Page Too talks to ASU's James Harden, who dishes on the beard, singing Mariah and more.

PT: People are developing a fascination with the beard. You’ve always had one, but how long has it taken to accumulate this?

JH: I haven’t cut it since I’ve been growing it. I just let it go. Right now, I don’t feel like cutting it. It’s something I wanted to do. You get bored and want to try something different.

PT: Are you going Baron Davis-sized?

JH: Yeah, something like that. It might stop before then, but it’s a possibility.

PT: What do the ladies think of it?

JH: Some call me Abraham Lincoln. Some like it. Depends on who the lady is.

PT: And your mother?

JH: She hasn’t said anything about it. I don’t think she cares. Usually she’d tell me to cut it, but hasn’t said anything.

Up close and personal

Favorite movie: “Love and Basketball”

Favorite TV Show: ESPN or something like “48 Hours,” crime shows

Bookmarks: Facebook

Last book you read: Do magazines count? (Outside school) I can’t remember the last one I read

What do you drive: Expedition

Song you would sing if you were on “American Idol”: Some Mariah Carey song

Superstition: When I’m on the court before a game I shoot two little 2-footers. Get my mind right and body squared

Worst Habit: Junk food

What’s your ringtone: Depends on the person. Different ringtones for different people.

Favorite childhood toy: Wrestling characters

First job: Never had a job. Basketball is my job.

What would you eat for your last meal: Something home-cooked. Soul food. Something that would put you to sleep.

Best sports movie ever: “Hoop Dreams”

Something about you that would surprise people: I’m a very good dancer. Any dancing. My footing is great.

Person you’d switch places with for a day: My mom. Just to see what she goes through every day, all the things she deals with, whether it’s me or my brothers and sisters.

Favorite athlete of a different sport: Randy Moss

Favorite city to visit: Las Vegas

Reality TV show you’d be on is: There’s so many. (“A Shot at Love with) Tila Tequila.”

One food you refuse to eat: I eat everything. Everything.

One possession you can’t live without: Phone

Favorite fast food restaurant and item: In-N-Out. Anything they have.

Your hero: Mom. She coached me every day.

Your bucket list: I want to travel, get out of the country and see different people and how they live. Explore. Hopefully help others out before I die. Donate if I have money or do anything to put my stamp on something.

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