The league decided to honor each player who made the 2014 All-Star teams with patches commemorating the player's achievements on his warm-up jacket. Guys like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James had plenty of patches, but not everybody has had a long enough career to pile up the accolades.
Now in his 10th season in the league, Howard has had plenty of time to be recognized for his talents. Harden is in his fifth season, but it's only his second season of being a superstar.
Howard used the patches to get a good laugh: