Despite leading the NBA in scoring and currently putting up video game scoring numbers, Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden says he doesn’t care that he’s not one of the top All-Star vote-getters.
Harden received less fan votes than Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic, and Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard.
However, Harden says the voting results didn’t bother him at all.
“I don’t care. It don’t bother me,” James Harden said, via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. “Fans vote for their respective players. Obviously, we’re all impressed with what D-Rose has been doing. And Luka. It’s his first year. They’ve been playing pretty well. But I don’t know, I can’t control that so I don’t stress it. I don’t focus on it. I focus on what I can control. And playing my best basketball.”
The Rockets take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. Harden enters that matchup with 20-straight games of scoring at least 30 points, a feat which has only been accomplished by NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain.
Despite not getting the fan votes, though, James Harden is still going to be an All-Star. Coaches and the media still have some say on who is going to make the team.
James Harden is averaging 35.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game on the season.