Once agains Harden’s strange sense of humor shines through, as he chooses to have a make-up team transform him into Anthony Davis.
Harden is currently seventh in the NBA in scoring, averaging 23.7 points per game to go along with 5.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds. He will attend the All-Star game for the second season in a row, and he could make his first All-Star start as the only shooting guard among the Western Conference reserves. Incoming commissioner Adam Silver will name a replacement to the roster, but Harden’s former Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks will choose the starter to replace Bryant on February 16th in New Orleans.
Davis is averaging 20.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and a league-leading 3.3 blocks a game this season for the Pelicans. To show you just how efficient he has been in just his second NBA season, he has a PER of 27.1 — fifth best in the NBA on the season. He has been a monster for the Pelicans, one of the bright spots for a young team still trying to live up to its potential.