Last year the media chose Stephen Curry as the MVP of the league and James Harden didn't agree with it.
According to Harden, the media had it all wrong and he was the best player in the NBA.
“You don’t think I can do more?” Harden asks. “Just wait. I’ll show you.” […] “I am the best player in the league. I believe that,” he said. “I thought I was last year, too.”
Harden later explained why he was th MVP last season. “I know I was the MVP,” Harden said. “That’s 100 percent given all the things that happened last season. Credit the Golden State Warriors for an unbelievable year. They had an unbelievable team, coaching staff, everything. But that award means most valuable to your team. We finished second in the West, which nobody thought we were going to do at the beginning of the year even when everybody was healthy. We were near the top in having the most injuries. We won our division in a division where every single team made the playoffs. There’s so many factors. I led the league in total points scored, minutes played. Like I said, I’m not taking anything away from Steph, but I felt I deserved the Most Valuable Player. That stays with me.”
All very valid and true points. Harden finished with averages of 27.4 points, 7.0 assists and 5.7 rebounds and dragged the Houston Rockets all the way to the Western Conference Finals.
What do you think? If you were starting a team from scratch, who would you rather have: Stephen Curry or James Harden.