Harden notched his 30th straight 30-point game in Houston's defeat of the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, becoming only the second player after Wilt Chamberlain to achieve the feat. "Six championships, by all means".
Michael Jordan praised the record-breaking exploits of James Harden and Russell Westbrook on Tuesday, February 12 (Wednesday, February 13, Manila time) before mischievously remarking that both players' achievements pale against his own. These are some pretty incredible personal accomplishments but for National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan, there is one accomplishment that is much more impressive.
Both players will be in Charlotte this weekend for the All-Star game.
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It might not have been a coincidence that as Jordan basked in the laughter his line provoked among the assembled media, his hand moved to the ring he was wearing. Harden will be suiting up for Team LeBron and Russ will be playing for Team Giannis, and Jordan will likely be closely watching.
The only thing seemingly that has eluded Jordan, who turns 56 on Sunday - the day of the All-Star game - is ultimate success as an executive and team owner.
"I think getting the All-Star game here is an accomplishment that will go on his list, and it will stand out for him because it's really not about him", said James Jordan Jr., Michael's older brother.
The connective thread between Jordan's 2009 remarks and those he offered at the news conference was a clear appreciation for players who have helped the National Basketball Association become such a successful enterprise.