James Harden of Houston Rockets - 2019
NBA star James Harden of Houston Rockets attends a promotional event for SPD Bank Credit Card in Shanghai, China, 29 June 2019.

James Harden those Adidas Shoes must be helping. Unless you’ve been hiding somewhere recently, you’ll know that James Harden is currently on fire, on one of the best scoring runs the NBA has ever witnessed. To break it down, he’s hitting an average of 43 points in every game, covering the last 21 games. This has cumulated in the Rockets hitting the playoff spots, but is it enough to make a case for greatness?

Some argue that although the streak is pretty mind-blowing, is it the best basketball we’ve ever seen? The Rockets are basing the team around Harden’s prowess, and who can blame them, but does this alone means that Harden is deserving of the MVP?

Networth

Harden who earns $46 million dollars a year, and with an estimated net worth of $170 million dollars. 

James Harden - 2016
NBA star James Harden, right, plays basketball during a promotional campaign for Adidas in Beijing, China, 7 September 2016.

On Fire

Let’s face it, Harden is on fire, and we’ve rarely witnessed basketball quite in this league. 261 points scored in the previous five games alone, and nobody else had a hand or assist in any of them. He’s a one man show right now, but is that about his playing style, or the state of his team mates? This month alone, Harden owns 42% of the Rockets’ total shots. Nobody can get close to him. It might not be pretty basketball, but it’s super-effective and it gets points, that’s a certainty. Fans love it, opposing fans have questions about style. There will always be an argument.

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Despite that, nobody can argue that Harden has astounding strength, agility, and balance, and the fact that he’s lethal can’t be contested even slightly, but isn’t basketball about a team? Is it fun to watch a team pass to one player and let him do the work? Does he have the supreme shot selection ability of some other players in the league, or in the past? Does all of this make Harden the MVP?

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Up in the Air

There is debate on every corner. What we can’t deny is Harden’s effectiveness and lethal ability to take his team to heights nobody considered possible a few months ago. If we take Harden out of the equation, who else comes close in the race to be crowned MVP? Maybe Joel Embiid, possibly Stephen Curry, but we’re nowhere near the end of season yet, and more contenders might emerge. For now however, it’s hard to see anyone topping the lethal agility and energy that Harden is showing in every single game. Whether or not that adds up to MVP votes and a crowning coming his way, we’ll have to wait and see.

Adidas Shoe Endorsement

One of Hardens endorsements is with Adidas, you can check out his James Harden Adidas page here:

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