James Harden Declares Himself MVP After 44 Point Performance

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Brooklyn Nets star James Harden declared himself the league’s most valuable player after posting an impressive 44 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists en route to a 113-111 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

The Nets were without stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on Friday night – but Harden’s phenomenal play was enough to secure the team its seventh win in its last eight games.

After the game, Harden had a simple message to those who withhold his name from the MVP conversation.

“Do I feel like I belong in it? I feel like I am the MVP,” Harden said, via ESPN.

“I mean, it’s just that simple. I don’t want to be speaking individually on myself. I am just going to leave it at that.”

Harden is averaging 25.8PPG, 8.1RPG, and a career-high 11.4APG on 46% shooting from the field and 36% shooting from three.

Harden won the MVP award in 2018 whilst averaging similar numbers across the board.

As of now, Denver Nuggets big-man Nikola Jokic is viewed as the clear MVP favorite – but Harden certainly has a case.

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