James Harden may be one of the best players in the NBA but if he’s not careful, he may find himself replaced by a young kid who is slowly but surely stealing his identity.Austin, the identity thief in question, is a massive fan of the Houston Rockets superstar point guard, so much so that he decided to dress up as Superstar for Halloween. While the young kid nails Harden’s look with a glorious fake beard, it was. his spot-on impression of the star’s peculiar antics that’s really the key to his incredible costume.
Twitter user Shamika C. tweeted out a photo of Austin imitating Harden in his full costume and people immediately began to notice the uncanny resemblance between the two. The tweet has been favorited nearly 800 times and has been retweeted by about 150 people.
Austin as his idol James harden pic.twitter.com/6Ts7ZEDomi
— Shamika C (@SugaSham) November 1, 2017
But it turns out Austin doesn’t just look like Harden’s mini-me, he can also do a pretty great impression of him. On November 1, Shamika posted a video of Austin lipsyncing a recent Harden postgame interview and nailed the overexaggerated eye roll tossed out by Harden before he abruptly walked away from the reporter. It was funny enough when Harden did it, but to see a child nail the pettiness and frustration behind that move? *Kisses fingers like a chef*
While the original Austin photo got a decent amount of attention, the video absolutely blew up, receiving more than 30,000 retweets and nearly 60,000 likes. The video even got retweeted by Harden himself, who praised Austin for his imitation.
Here’s hoping the two are able to meet in real life and can compare beards, play some ball, and decide once and for all who has the superior eye roll.