The Beard had an electric season last year on his way to finishing second in the MVP voting.
James Harden was pretty good last year, and that’s an understatement. He proved why he is the face of the franchise and arguably should have won MVP.
James averaged 29.1 points, 11.2 assists, and 8.1 rebounds per game on the season. He led the Rockets to a 55-27 record and the third seed in the tough Western Conference.
As the NBA does with most stars, they posted Harden’s top 10 plays. They include clutch baskets, great passes and all around great play from the Beard.
Here is the video that the NBA put out this morning:
— NBA (@NBA) August 16, 2017
The Beard was certainly cooking in this video and this season. The majority of his top plays this season had to do with his sick handle and passing, as he seems to be losing his touch for big dunks. However, that is not really a bad thing, because Harden still had the best individual year of his career by far. What will next year hold for him now that Chris Paul is in tow?
My personal favorite play from this year that Harden made was #6 on the list. It shows how nasty his step back is and how unguardable the Beard can be. No matter how much you try, James Harden is going to find a way to “put you in the popcorn machine.”
One other video you can compare this top 10 plays to is his top plays from his “down” year two seasons ago. Take a look at it:
Averaging 29 points and 7 assists is certainly not a down year, but team success a couple seasons ago was pretty poor. Either way, the top plays are pretty entertaining. RIP the Dwight days.