Micheal Jordan is still considered the GOAT.
James Harden and Russell Westbrook have been putting up video game numbers all season long, and each player is currently on a historic streak of production. Michael Jordan was asked which streak is tougher to accomplish as a player – and didn’t miss the opportunity to point out his own greatness.
Jordan had some fun with the reporters and pointed to his six championships as the most difficult feat of all: “Which is harder from the player’s standpoint? Six championships, by all means.”
Michael Jordan’s response to what is tougher to achieve – James Harden’s streak of 30 straight 30-point games OR Russell Westbrook’s 10 straight triple doubles… Classic Jordan. pic.twitter.com/upR8Xj1g07
— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) February 12, 2019
Jordan, who won six titles with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, praised both players for what they’re doing, noting that both streaks are hard to accomplish.
Jordan said the milestones show “the talent that we have within the league.”
“It shows progression in the league,” Jordan said during an interview at the Hornets’ facility while discussing the upcoming All-Star Weekend. “I am very proud of how both guys have done because they are making a mark for the league, and I think it really helps grow the league.”
Harden was named NBA MVP last year after he led the NBA with 30.4 points per game. The Houston Rockets star has arguably been even better this season with averages of 36.5 points, 7.8 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game.
Westbrook won the NBA MVP award in 2017 after he became the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season. He averaged a triple-double again last season and is on pace to do it for a third straight campaign with 21.2 points, 11.2 assists and 11.1 rebounds per contest.