When talking about the greatest scorers the NBA has ever seen, Rockets star James Harden has to be in the conversation.
In each of the past three seasons, Harden has averaged over 30 points per game as he consistently leads his team to a postseason presence every year.
The 2019-20 campaign has, so far, been one of Harden's best. He is averaging 39.5 points per game on 41% shooting with the Rockets squarely tucked away at 2nd in the West. In response to the inspiring display, former NBA shooting guard Dwyane Wade told his buddy Harden to just go ahead and average "40."
Obviously, praise like that from DWade is nothing to gloss over. He is a legend in his own right, being a 3x Champion with the Heat and 13x All-Star over the course of his 17-year career.
And while Harden has yet to match the postseason success of Wade, it seems inevitable that he will at some point with the way that he is playing. This season alone is seeing the Houston superstar put on some record-breaking performances, and the world has officially taken notice.
But for Harden, the realy challenge will come inkeeping up this pace in April, May, and June.