Two years ago, James “The Beard” Harden narrowly missed out on being the leagues MVP, falling short to the baby faced assassin, Steph Curry. It’s incredible to think that he was nearly the crème de la crème that year, and now his game has got better, and I mean… exponentially better.
On Friday, Harden chiseled in 51 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to his wall of accomplishments. To put that in perspective, it had been 15,258 days since the last time anyone in the NBA recorded a 50-point triple-double, and now Harden has two for his career.
Once again, it’s too early to start calling Harden the MVP favorite from former teammate, Russell Westbrook, averaging a triple double for the year. His MVP path might be already paved with the basketball gods, but to me, I think he is looking at the bigger picture. The picture of the man that shoots the Rockets past the Playoffs and into the Finals!
Catch you Thursday.