James Harden may have the most extraordinary beard in the NBA, but the most impressive beard in basketball belongs to Fathi Oukerimi of Algeria. The look is further punctuated by the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-esque protective goggles and the receding hairline.

Harden's Beard Put To Shame at FIBA Africa ChampionshipsS

A native of Sidi Aissa, Algeria, the 33 year-old guard scored 6 points in his country's 67-63 victory over Egypt yesterday in Abidjan, Cote D' Ivoire. We can only hope that someday Harden gets a chance to play against Oukerimi in what would truly be a battle of the beards.

Harden's Beard Put To Shame at FIBA Africa ChampionshipsS