If Houston Rockets superstars Russell Westbrook and James Harden played one-on-one for the whole world to see, Rockets forward PJ Tucker thinks the two MVPs would literally start fighting.
Although Westbrook and Harden are very close friends, both stars are competitive as hell and hate to lose:
PJ Tucker on who would win in a 1on1 game between Russ & Harden
“Out the gate Russ is gon come out so hard and Harden is just going to be chilling and then it’s going to get real serious, I think it just ends up in both of them fighting because they’re so competitive” pic.twitter.com/U5pR3UqXQ5
— ⚡️ (@TheWestbrookEra) March 26, 2020
Odds are Russell Westbrook and James Harden have gone toe to toe with each other in practices all the time. Unfortunately, we don’t have any film of it.
The Rockets went 40-24 before the NBA suspended the season. Houston was in sixth place in the Western Conference standings as the league went on hiatus.
Ironically, the Rockets are behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. Houston traded Chris Paul to the Thunder for Westbrook last summer.
Harden was once again leading the NBA in scoring prior to play being called. The Beard was averaging 34.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 7.4 assists for the Rockets while shooting 43.5 percent from the field, 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 86.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Westbrook, meanwhile, was putting up 27.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game in his first season with the Rockets. The triple-double machine was shooting 47.4 percent from the floor, 25.4 percent from the 3-point line and 77.7 percent from the charity stripe.
NBA owners would love to resume the 2019-20 season in the summer if the coronavirus has died down. To recall, the CDC is currently recommending no large events of 50 or more people for the next two months or so.