KEY POINTS

  • A 94-year old grandmother went viral for listing down her favorite NBA players from each team
  • The grandmother named James Harden as one of her favorite players
  • The viral tweet caught the attention of Harden himself

Earlier this week, a 94-year old grandmother went viral after she supposedly spent a year in isolation, studying the NBA and naming her favorite player from each team.

Lili Gu, a film director and an ultimate frisbee player, took to Twitter to share her grandmother's adorable little project to keep herself busy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to the photo Lili posted, she named Danny Green as her favorite Philadelphia 76er, while Kevin Durant and James Harden were her favorite Brooklyn Nets.

Lili has yet to share her grandmother’s whole list with the world. 

As of writing, the viral tweet has gotten nearly 13,000 retweets and over 160,000 likes, and has been shared by a number of top sports publications such as ESPN. 

The tweet has also gotten the attention of one of the players on the list--Harden

James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets loses the ball as he is pressured by P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets and Victor Oladipo #7 James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets loses the ball as he is pressured by P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets and Victor Oladipo #7 Photo: Getty Images | Bob Levey

The Nets All-Star quoted the tweet with the caption “Grandmama got good taste!” 

The former NBA Most Valuable Player is widely regarded as one of the best players in the league today, but his popularity among fans is a different conversation.

Due to his style of play, Harden has drawn the ire of NBA fans, and even some of the industry’s experts. 

Given that he’s one of the most polarizing figures in the league, “The Beard” is appreciative of any form of support that he gets. 

Fortunately for Harden, the nine-time NBA All-Star is probably one of the favorite players of a handful of fans from the Big Apple nowadays.

Since coming to the Nets after eight years with the Houston Rockets earlier this season, Harden has been nothing short of stellar. The high-scoring guard has assumed more of a facilitator role, playing alongside Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn.

This season, Harden is leading the league in assists and taking charge of the Nets in rebounds while still putting up 25 points per game.

Harden and the Nets are currently sitting at second in the Eastern Conference with a 27-13 record.