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James Harden is your 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player

SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 25: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was shot in black and white. Color version not available) James Harden attends 2018 NBA Awards at Barkar Hangar on June 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Turner Sports)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 25: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was shot in black and white. Color version not available) James Harden attends 2018 NBA Awards at Barkar Hangar on June 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Turner Sports)
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He has finally done it. He has finally brought home the much-coveted award.

James Harden has finally won his MVP award. The future Hall of Famer is bringing home the well-deserved Most Valuable Player award after leading the Rockets to their best season ever.

The Beard won after being the runner-up twice in the last three years, including last season when he lost to Russell Westbrook. No one was stopping Harden this year, though, and he took home the award fairly handily.

James Harden’s season

James Harden absolutely went off this season. He led the entire league in scoring at 30.8 points per game, the first time in his career that he’s done that. He also was third in the league in assists at 8.8 per game.

The Beard also shut out the haters and meshed perfectly with Chris Paul. He didn’t care about people saying “there’s only one ball” or “they’re both ball-dominant point guards.” Harden and Paul worked it out and they both put up great numbers because of it.

James Harden’s signature performance came when he dropped a 60-point triple double against the Magic. This was the first time ever, ever, that this has happened in NBA history. Every MVP has a game that stands out, and this was his for sure. All in all, he finished with 60 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds & 4 steals.

His future

Thankfully, the Rockets have Harden locked up for many years. He signed the super-max extension last offseason and will be in Houston for, likely, the rest of his career.

Can he help the Rockets get over the hump and win an NBA championship? Will he recruit another star to H-Town to make the Rockets contenders for years on end? We’ll have to see as his future with the team comes!

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Congrats again to James Harden on winning the Most Valuable Player award. Truly, it is a great honor.

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