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James Harden: A blessing to have number retired at Arizona State

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by kingkingston, Feb 17, 2015.

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Should players numbers be retired for what they do at college level or what they do in their whole c

  1. Yes

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    84.2%
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
    15.8%
  1. kingkingston

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    For two seasons James Harden carried Arizona State basketball to extraordinary heights. Now his number will be carried to heights reserved for only the elite of the Sun Devil program.

    Harden's no. 13 will become the sixth to hang high above the playing floor of Ned Wulk Court, joining no. 5 (Eddie House), no. 32 (Joe Caldwell), no. 11 (Byron Scott), no. 33 (Lionel Hollins) and no. 12 (Fat Lever).

    The ceremony will take place Wednesday night when the Sun Devils play host to the UCLA Bruins at Wells Fargo Arena.

    "It's a great accomplishment," said Harden last week when his Houston Rockets visited the Phoenix Suns. "It's just a blessing for me just to be able to have my jersey retired with so many great players. It's pretty exciting."

    Harden helped lead the Sun Devils to back-to-back 20-win seasons and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009, the school's first in five years.

    ASU was 8-22 the year prior to Harden's arrival in 2007.

    Harden bypassed the NBA and returned to Tempe for his sophomore season. In 2008-09, he became the first ASU player to earn consensus First-Team All-America honors. He was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, leading the league in both scoring (20.1 points per game) and steals (1.69 per game).

    "A role model," said Harden, when asked about his Arizona State legacy. "A guy that did it the right way. Paved his own way. Someone that kids can look up to. Kids and adults can look up to and say, 'James, you did it the right way.'"

    In two seasons with Harden, ASU went 46-23, including a 5-0 mark against rival Arizona, the first time the Sun Devils had won five straight against the Wildcats since a nine-game streak from 1979 to 1983.

    "The whole college experience was definitely life-changing. It helped me mature from a teenager to a man," he said. "The first year was kind of a whirlwind. The second year was kind of me settling in and kind of just knowing what to expect and just all about handling my business.

    "It was a great two years."
    http://www.arizonasports.com/74/180...ssing-to-have-number-retired-at-Arizona-State
     
  2. kingkingston

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    meant to say whole career.

    just wondering what your standards are that should be set for retiring numbers in college ?

    Anyway congratulations James
     
  3. Baba Booey

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    That is a very confusing question...
     
  4. PhatPharaoh

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    the poll question isn't a yes/no question lol not sure how to answer, but I think it has to be a combination of both. Have to have at least a solid college career, but if they go onto become a great professional, they should also get their number retired...
     
  5. Spooner

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    Great poll man. 10/10
     
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    Lol that poll is hilarious.
     
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    Yes, they should be retired for what they do in college or their entire career.
     
  8. Carl Herrera

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    Already thinking about retiring at age 24? What a loser!
     
  9. pippendagimp

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    they're gonna milk him for alumni $ big time now
     
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  11. kingkingston

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    yeah stuffed the poll up lol oh well

    you can't edit it on here unfortunately
     
  12. kingkingston

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    was meant to say, should a players numbers be retired at college for what they do at college level or what they do in the pro's

    i think it should be for what they just do at college level because there would be players who were never that good at college level but have become great players at the next level
     
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    What an interesting p
     
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    Should I give this thread 1 star or 5 stars?

    1. Yes
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Harden not at Rockets practice- in AZ for his jersey retirement at Arizona State. Terry will have his jersey retired tomorrow at Arizona.</p>&mdash; Jenny Dial Creech (@jennydialcreech) <a href="https://twitter.com/jennydialcreech/status/568180409625763840">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    i love eddie house
     
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    #17 Fullcourt, Feb 18, 2015
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    im not a fan of retiring college numbers in general
     
  19. TracywtFacy

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    If you have a legendary college career, then there's nothing wrong with said college retiring your jersey...
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Fear the beard! Arizona State retires James Harden's No. 13. Harden played two seasons for Sun Devils from 2007-2009. <a href="http://t.co/SYmjXnVhqY" title="http://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/568246938279284736/photo/1">pic.twitter.com/SYmjXnVhqY</a></p>&mdash; SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/568246938279284736" data-datetime="2015-02-19T03:13:22+00:00">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>
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