James Harden got a little fired up after Sacramento Kings guard Frank Mason attempted to swipe the ball from him and accidentally clipped the Rockets star in the face. Harden wasn't very pleased and let Mason know.
Harden didn't appreciate this Frank Mason beard foul pic.twitter.com/wLnF9PKyTm— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 7, 2019
After the whistle was blown for the reach-in foul, Harden took a step back and threw the ball at Mason's feet and then got all up in his face for an exchange of words.
Harden was so caught up in the altercation between the two, that both teams had to get involved to separate the two opposing players from getting into something that could escalate. We've seen Harden lose his cool like this before, like last year on Mario Chalmers.
Harden did not let that stop him from having his 28th consecutive 30-plus point game in the Rockets' win on Wednesday night. This current streak in the third-longest in NBA history.
Did Harden overreact? Yes. But respect the man's beard! I think he has earned that by now.