James Harden is set to be immortalized in Houston Rockets history.
The franchise announced this week that it would be retiring the star guard’s No. 13 jersey number.
Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta made the announcement but did not give an immediate timeframe for a ceremony. Instead, Fertitta simply said the jersey retirement will take place in the future — which makes sense considering Harden is still an active NBA player for the Brooklyn Nets.
“James Harden will always be a Rocket,” Fertitta said Tuesday, according to TMZ Sports. “Of course, we will retire his jersey. He made my first three years of owning this franchise unforgettable.
“The success he brought this franchise over eight years and the memories he created for our fan base/community (are) truly remarkable.”
During his time with the Rockets, which spanned just over eight seasons, Harden won the 2018 NBA MVP, three league scoring titles, and was a first-team All-NBA honoree six times.