Over the last few months of the NBA season, James Harden and Russell Westbrook have been on a tear while making NBA history, in which they’re both currently on offensive streaks that have put them in a category of their own.
Westbrook just made history by notching his 10th straight triple-double while surpassing Wilt Chamberlain (a record from 1968), while Harden has scored 30 points or more in 30 consecutive games. Harden’s streak is the longest since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77, though Chamberlain holds the all-time record with 65 consecutive 30-point games during the 1961-62 season. In consideration of those accolades, Michael Jordan was recently asked whose feat he thought was more impressive, to which he responded by referencing his six NBA titles.
“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,” Jordan said to the reporter “Yet which is harder from a player’s standpoint? Six championships, by all means.”
Clearly, MJ was joking while staying true to his competitive spirit, though from a team standpoint it’s fair to say that he makes a legitimate point, as neither Westbrook or Harden have won an NBA title despite their undeniable ability to score at will.