Kyrie Irving’s bold statement after James Harden’s latest triple-double
Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden stuffed the stat sheet once again with a triple-double at the expense of the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. After the game, Kyrie Irving had a message to everyone after Harden’s seventh triple-double of the season.
Harden had 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 15 assists in the Nets’ 124-113 overtime win over the Spurs. Irving, who seems happy not to be on the receiving end of The Beard’s triple-doubles, had a simple suggestion regarding his teammate’s impressive performances (via Kristian Winfield of the NY Daily News).
Kyrie Irving on James Harden’s 7th triple double: “It’s time to implement the phrase ‘get used to it.’”
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) March 2, 2021
Harden is averaging numbers of 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 10.9 assists per game. Harden fans know that the former MVP has a penchant for tallying triple-doubles. Some have even accused Harden of padding his numbers. But it’s clear that the talented southpaw really just has an all-around approach to the game.
After their win over the Spurs, Harden shared his mindset of constantly trying to get his teammates involved (via ESPN).
“Honestly, I just try to find ways to impact the game and not just scoring the basketball. We have a number of guys that can put the ball in the basket. Just being a distributor of getting guys shots, getting guys easy buckets. I feel like it’s my job. Just playing the game right way, not forcing anything, trying to make the right play, trying to get guys shots. That’s kind of my mindset every single game and it’s been working.”