Dwight Howard Laughs at James Harden's Lack of Patches on All-Star Game Jacket

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 16: (L-R) James Harden #13 and Dwight Howard #12 of the Western Conference All-Stars compare their award patches prior to the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden may be a rising star in the NBA, but he has a long way to go until he can match teammate Dwight Howard's accolades.

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:

Poor Harden.

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