Rockets star James Harden ties Michael Jordan for third-most 60-point games in NBA history
Scoring 60 points is usually seen as an impossible feat in the NBA. The best basketball players in the world play in the NBA and not all of them score in double-digit figures. However, Houston Rockets superstar James Harden has proven time and time again that he defies logic as he makes another record.
Harden notched another 60-point game with the Rockets as they blew the Atlanta Hawks out of the water. The unreal performance brings The Beard’s 60-point tally to four games now, tying Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan for the third-most in NBA history.
Most career 60-point games, NBA history
1. Wilt Chamberlain: 32
2. Kobe Bryant: 6
T-3. Michael Jordan: 4
T-3. JAMES HARDEN: 4
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) December 1, 2019
Only Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain are ahead Harden now for the most 60-point games in league history, with Brant recording six of such in his career and Chamberlain way above the pack with 32.
This stat is just proof of how unguardable Harden has become this season. His stepback 3-pointer has become one of the deadliest in the NBA, and his ability to penetrate the rim from far out with his sneaky athleticism and quickness makes him even more dangerous.
Harden is one of the craftiest players in the NBA whose ability to make a pass also opens up the lane for him even more. With a lot more left in the tank, Harden can definitely establish himself as one of the league’s best finishers.