Rockets to retire No.13 jersey of James Harden

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The Houston Rockets will retire No.13 jersey of NBA superstar James Harden, who spent almost nine years with the franchise (2012-2021).

Houston owner Tilman Fertitta confirmed the team’s intention to honor Harden for what he accomplished with the Rockets.

“James Harden will always be a Rocket. 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,” Fertitta said via text message on Tuesday, via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

Harden and the Rockets parted ways in January, with the veteran star getting traded to the Brooklyn Nets.