Those are the names we are used to seeing on the list of the NBA's best players.
Just last season, Harden was serving as the sixth man on an Oklahoma City Thunder team that made the NBA Finals, playing the perfect complement to superstars Durant and Russell Westbrook.
But just six months later, Harden has rocketed (yes, I went there) himself into the discussion of one of the games' best players as the leading man in Houston.
Where does he fall on the list of the Top 10 players in The Show? Here's one man's perspective...