James Harden Explains Why He Should Have Been MVP Over Curry

James Harden Explains Why He Should Have Been MVP Over Curry

James Harden does not seem to happy that he was the runner up to Stephen Curry in the 2014-2015 NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Harden averaged 27.4 points, 7.0 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game last year, but was dropped by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Harden couldn’t have seemed more hungrier after facing the loss:

“You don’t think I can do more? Just wait. I’ll show you.”
“I am the best player in the league. I believe that, I thought I was last year, too.”

—James Harden¬†via NBA.com

Later Harden began to talk about the MVP award from last year. Harden seems nothing but biter against the snub for the MVP.

There’s so many factors. I led the league in total points scored, minutes played. Like I said, I’m not taking anything away from Steph, but I felt I deserved the Most Valuable Player. That stays with me.

“I know I was the MVP. That’s 100 percent given all the things that happened last season. Credit the Golden State Warriors for an unbelievable year. They had an unbelievable team, coaching staff, everything, But that award means most valuable to your team. We finished second in the West, which nobody thought we were going to do at the beginning of the year even when everybody was healthy. We were near the top in having the most injuries. We won our division in a division where every single team made the playoffs. There’s so many factors. I led the league in total points scored, minutes played. Like I said, I’m not taking anything away from Steph, but I felt I deserved the Most Valuable Player. That stays with me.”

—James Harden via NBA.com

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