This has to be the most ridiculous beard in sports—or at least in basketball. It belongs to Fathi Oukerimi, an Algerian player. Compare it to the one belonging to the Houston Rockets' James Harden, apparently the previous holder of this coveted title.
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.
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.