Legendary Michael Jordan recognized that the 10 consecutive triple-doubles of baseman Russell Westbrook, the new record in NBA history, and the 30 consecutive games of guard James Harden with at least 30 points scored are great individual achievements, but his legacy of Six league titles is “most important”.
“I have no problem recognizing that what has been achieved by Westbrook and Harden is something impressive and difficult to achieve, but put in the balance of winning six league titles I am left with the last,” Jordan said Tuesday while speaking of what it means for Charlotte the arrival of the Stars of the NBA.
Jordan, as majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets, will host the 68th edition of the All-Star Weekend that will be held in the city from this Friday until Sunday when the All-Star Game is played.
The legendary former Chicago Bulls player, whom Westbrook overcame in the consecutive triple-doubles streak, highlighted how difficult it is to get a brand like that.
Jordan stressed that the milestones achieved by Westbrook with his team from the Oklahoma City Thunder and Harden with the Houston Rockets show “the talent we have within the league.”
“It shows a progression in the league,” said Jordan. “I am very proud of what both of them have done because they are making a mark for the league, and I think it really helps it grow.”
Last night, Westbrook finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to score his tenth triple-double in a row in the Thunder’s 120-111 victory over Portland’s Portland, breaking a tie with Chamberlain, who had established the mark previous in 1968.
Harden, with suspense, managed 11 points in one minute and 40 seconds, extended his streak to 30 games in a row with at least 30 points.
Despite being injured on his left shoulder, Harden finished with 31 points in the game the Rockets won by 120-104 against the Dallas Mavericks.
Both players will be in Charlotte for the Weekend of the Stars, Harden with the team of forward LeBron James, of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Westbrook with the Greek power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Bucks of Milwaukee (EFE). –