For NBA fans around the world, we were able to witness history Tuesday night when Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden became the first player ever to record a 60-point triple-double. He was absolutely magnificent throughout the night as he led the Rockets to a 114-107 victory over the Orlando Magic at Toyota Center, even without the services of star point guard Chris Paul.
However, while Harden was wearing a headset and being interviewed after the game, Paul decided to have some fun with his teammate and took to his personal Snapchat account to post a video reacting to Harden's epic performance.
“Sheesh! Boy just got 60 and a triple-dub! Yeah!” Paul said as Harden laughed in the background. “MVP! Yeah! Yeah!”
Sheesh is right. Harden's game against the Magic is the epitome of an MVP-caliber performance, to say the least.
Harden reflected more on his 60-point triple-double with members of the media, as James Feigen of the Houston Chronicle posted another video of a postgame interview with the star guard. Harden noted that he really wanted to step up due to the Rockets' injuries.
“I was happy that we won. It feels good. Feels really good. Just being aggressive,” Harden said. “We were down. There's no excuse. We've got to figure out how to win games and compete at a high level no matter who's on the floor.”
On the night, Harden finished with the following jaw-dropping stat line: 60 points on 19-of-30 shots from the field and a nearly-perfect 17-of-18 from the charity stripe, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, and four steals.