Originally Posted by Smook A.
Uhh so was Harden. When the Rockets were 11-14, Harden was averaging 30/8/6/2 on 61% TS. Then he started pouring those ridiculous scoring numbers for the rest of the season
That's what people dont understand, or do understand but excuse...
When CP3 and Capela went out, Harden came alive and absolutely dominated the league for months.
IIRC, even Eric Gordon was out for a few games during that stretch.
Giannis isnt dragging a team with PJ Tucker as their #2 to a winning record. Only Harden and Durant could. No player in the league will say Giannis is the hardest player to guard... that's Harden or Steph or Durant or LBJ.
Fact is, Harden should have already had multiple MVPs. There was some 30+ voters who voted for RWB two years ago based on "stats" then turned around and voted for Giannis this year based on "record".
Giannis has the narrative going for him. That's all.