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James Harden shaving beard, Dwight Howard growing one highlights NBA All-Star promo (video)

In the first of many clever promotional spots leading up to NBA All-Star Weekend Feb. 14-16 in New Orleans, Houston Rockets teammates James Harden and Dwight Howard steal the show.

In the commercial, which purports to show how NBA stars are preparing for All-Star Weekend, Harden and Howard are shown having a phone conversation during which Howard tells Harden that he’s growing out his beard and through some video trickery, Harden is shown shaving off his facial hair. Perish the thought! I’d rather listen to Harden singing “Harden Soul” than see him shave off his majestic beard.

It’s good stuff. It also stars Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry shooting sugar cubes and Marv Albert, for some reason, doing some intense training in preparation. Weird.

[H/T Beyond the Buzzer]