Michael Jordan with most ‘GOAT’ answer while speaking about James Harden and Russell Westbrook’s insane streaks in the NBA this season.
James Harden and Russell Westbrook have been raking up some crazy numbers in the league this season.
While Harden has been on a 30 point game streak, having scored 30 points in 30 consecutive games, Westbrook is on a crazy triple double streak, having recorded his 10th triple double of the season last night.
With the kind of numbers these two players are achieving, they have obviously been in the ‘MVP’ talk, with Harden leading it through and through.
Both players have impressed Michael Jordan, but not quite enough to rate their streaks above what he considers to be the greatest feat in the whole of NBA.
James harden scores 11 points in less than 2 minutes in the fourth to get his 30th straight game with 30+ points. Mike D’Antoni says he didn’t have his best game. “The shoulder bothered him.” #rockets pic.twitter.com/J1wnfx6xM9
— Luis Ortiz (@OrtizSportsTV) February 12, 2019
RECORD-BREAKING 10 CONSECUTIVE TRIPLE-DOUBLES FOR RUSSELL WESTBROOK! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/RcUO5cEr8d
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 12, 2019
Michael Jordan has always been held in the highest regard by NBA fans. MJ managed to win 6 out of his 6 NBA finals, creating a dynasty in Chicago and putting NBA on the world map.
Jordan’s game style and ability to step up during clutch situations caught the imagination of a generation. The 6-0 finals record is a testament to how Jordan has always risen to the occasion when it has mattered.
Michael Jordan explains why he would never call himself the GOAT.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 2, 2019
Now, while speaking about which streak between Harden’s and Westbrook’s is better, Jordan came up with a typical GOAT answer.
He let the reporters know that while both streaks were impressive, they weren’t as good as his 6-0 finals streak with Chicago Bulls.
“I’m very proud of how both guys have done because they’re making their mark for the league, and I think it really helps grow the league.” Michael Jordan responded when asked which of the two feats is tougher to achieve.
“Which is harder from a player’s perspective? Six championships, by all means.” he added.
Michael Jordan’s response to what is tougher to achieve – James Harden’s streak of 30 straight 30-point games OR Russell Westbrook’s 10 straight triple doubles… Classic Jordan. pic.twitter.com/upR8Xj1g07
— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) February 12, 2019
So, Michael Jordan, what’s harder to accomplish: James Harden’s 30+ point scoring streak or Russell Westbrook’s triple-double streak?
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) February 13, 2019
Michael Jordan was asked which was more difficult: James Harden’s streak of 30 games scoring at least 30 pts, or Russell Westbrook’s streak of 10 straight triple doubles.
His answer? “Six championships”
Plus @PaulPierce34 & Tracy McGrady on whether scoring has become overvalued pic.twitter.com/igeePlPmLQ
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) February 12, 2019
How do you rate James Harden’s and Russell Westbrook’s performance this season? Also, is Michael Jordan’s 6-0 NBA finals record the greatest basketball achievement ever?