Houston Rockets: James Harden voted unanimously to All-NBA First Team

By Michael Knight
Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Once again, the MVP candidate for the Houston Rockets has been voted unanimously to the All-NBA First Team. This was expected, but is always nice to see from the best shooting guard in the league.

For the third year in a row, James Harden has been voted to the All-NBA First Team in unanimous fashion. The star for the Houston Rockets is on an utterly dominant stretch of years right in the middle of his prime.

This year will mark Harden’s fourth top-2 Most Valuable Player finish in the last five years and is his sixth All-NBA selection in his seven seasons here with the Rockets. The one year he was left off was a travesty, 2016. The team struggled, but the Beard still put up 29 points a game and was snubbed for Kyle Lowry.

It is also the fifth time that the Beard will be on the All-NBA First Team. He is not just the best shooting guard in the league, but is in the conversation for one of the best at his position in the history of the sport. Let’s try to get him a ring here in the next few years, please.

Joining him on the First Team are MVP candidates Giannis Antetokounmpo (also unanimous) and Paul George along with Stephen Curry and Nikola Jokic.

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Next stop, MVP?

The next big Rockets-related award news will be when James Harden is either first or second for the MVP award in late June. The general consensus is that Giannis will dethrone him from the award, but you never know what will happen.

The Beard certainly has an incredible case to take home the hardware for the second year in a row. He averaged the most points per game in a season since Michael Jordan (36.1) and did so while being efficient. Giannis’s case mainly relies on his fantastic season paired with the success of the Bucks (60 wins).

The Harden/Paul argument is nothing to worry about. Next

No matter what, Harden’s historic season will be remembered forever. He truly put together one of the best offensive years ever and was a worthy unanimous vote for the All-NBA First Team.