Stephen Curry hilariously chimes in on James Harden winning NBA MVP

Harden should be MVP 'hands down&apos, says World Peace

The NBA, in their attempt to keep year-round intrigue, moved the regular season awards from during the playoffs to the week between the NBA Draft and free agency. However, Harden and the Rockets would also fall to eventual champion Golden State in a grueling 7-game series in the Western Conference Finals. This can lead to potential awkwardness.

Dwane Casey was chosen Coach of the Year for his work with the Toronto Raptors, who fired him last month.

Sounds like he'll be aiming for back-to-back MVPs next season. This was Harden's third time as a finalist for the MVP. "I'll see y'all next year!"

The guard averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, joining Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only rookies to post those numbers in a season. Refusing to have anything prepared, nearly like he didn't want to jinx it after a few too many close calls with the MVP over the years, Harden tried to do his best to say something poignant and give thanks to all the people who had helped him along the way.

This time around there was very little suspense.

Harden 86 of the 100 first-place votes that were handed out by members of the media. The Houston Rockets captain was named the NBA Most Valuable Player in the 2017-2018 season. Most infamously, there were the lapses in defense where it often looked like he had stopped trying. Throughout the regular season, he proved to be the most dominant scorer in the league and also happened to play on the best team.

- He attempted 727 two-pointers and 722 three-pointers, one of three players to attempt 700+ two- and three-point field goals in a single season, and the first player to do so twice.

James Harden is the frontrunner for the MVP award.

However, if there was one criticism that stuck more than any other it was this: Harden's teams couldn't win during the playoffs. His inexplicable disappearance in the National Basketball Association finals - he managed only 12.4 points per game despite being the team's third best player - was cited as a reason that the Thunder fell to the Miami Heat in just five games.

The Rockets, of course, aren't alone in their desire for James, who has until Friday to opt-in to his current deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, or else he'll become a free agent. This writer's reaction was "Harden is a great player, a perennial All-Star, but he's not the No 1 option on a true contender". Oladipo beat out fellow finalists Clint Capela of the Rockets and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets. Meanwhile, the Thunder never fully recovered.

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