ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith says Houston Rockets superstar shooting guard James Harden “is the greatest offensive player of this generation.”
Harden is coming off a 58-point game against the Miami Heat on Thursday, his sixth game this season where he has eclipsed the 50-point mark.
James Harden has been BALLIN! pic.twitter.com/tRgiRcxBac
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) March 1, 2019
James Harden leads the NBA in scoring, as the reigning MVP is averaging a whopping 36.6 points per game. The seven-time All-Star is also averaging 6.6 rebounds and 7.7 assists while shooting 44.0 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 87.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Harden scored at least 30 points in 32 consecutive games recently, a feat which hasn’t been accomplished since the legendary Wilt Chamberlain was playing in the league. The Beard has 23 double-doubles and six triple-doubles on the season.
Whether you like the way he plays or not, there’s no denying Harden is an offensive weapon of the highest order. The 29-year-old California native’s step-back jumper is unguardable, he can get to the rim whenever he wants and finish in heavy traffic, and has mastered the art of drawing fouls. There’s literally nothing you can do to stop Harden from scoring other than praying he misses.
Harden is looking to lead the NBA in scoring for the second season in a row and he’s well on his way to accomplishing that.