Rockets star James Harden joins Michael Jordan as only players with 2,700 points, 500 rebounds, and 500 assists in a season
— NBA (@NBA) April 8, 2019
James Harden entered their game against the Phoenix Suns just six rebounds short of the 500 mark, and he finished the match with 13 rebounds to propel him to the exclusive club with MJ.
Even more remarkable, Harden achieved the feat just five days after he became only the third player — with Michael Jordan and Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald — to have 2,700 points and 500 assists in a season.
Harden’s career night didn’t go to waste too, as the Rockets thrashed the lowly Suns 149-113 in a night that saw them break their own NBA record for 3-pointers made in a game.
The 29-year-old Harden is making a strong case for back-to-back MVPs, especially with the kind of numbers he is posting. Making records like he did on Sunday night against Phoenix should do nothing but further solidify his position as MVP.
For the season, Harden is averaging 36.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game. He is also shooting roughly 4 percent from the field and 36 percent from the 3-point territory.