The NBA handed out its awards for the 2018 season last night and, to no one’s surprise, a man named James won the MVP award.
Thing is, that award went to Houston Rockets guard James Harden rather than Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James or New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis.
Still, while many would argue LeBron was the better James, most knew that it was Harden that was going to receive the award.
The MVP is the first for Harden, who finished second in voting to Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook last season—another season many thought LeBron had better numbers.
Still, while James led his Cavs to the finals—the eighth straight time James had made them—Harden led the league in scoring with 30.4-points per game while guiding the Rockets to the NBA’s best regular-season record. He also averaged 8.8 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals while hitting 36.7-percent of his 3-point shots for a team that set the NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a single season.
Funny thing is, he couldn’t finish off his last two games of the season in which he had double digit half-time leads against the Warriors.
Blowing both games and missing out in the NBA Finals.
And I, for one, can’t see any value in that.
Source: Yahoo! Sports