7x All-Star James Harden has seen a lot of success in his 10-year career. After earning scoring titles, the 2018 MVP, and 6 All-NBA selections, it is clear that James has become one of the league's best players.
But when it comes to the postseason, the Beard is sorely lacking. Despite having a solid roster for most of his tenure in Houston, he has been unable to lead the team to any real playoff success.
In a chat with Bleacher Report, James expressed his desire to change that trend.,
"I still haven't accomplished half of what I want to accomplish," he says. "Like, multiple championships. I want to be one of those basketball players that you won't forget. And obviously, we all remember the Kobes and the Jordans and the D-Wades and all those guys. I want to be in that same conversation, obviously, in championships and all that good stuff, and best shooting guards to ever play the game."
He explained that he was proud to have taken a different route than others...
"There's other ways that I could have did it, and probably would have had a championship by now," Harden says. "But I'm fine with just being in Houston and figuring a way. ... I'm going to find a way to win a championship, at least one. I'll figure it out in Houston. But it's not going to eat me alive. Like, I'm comfortable in my career."
With Russell Westbrook, Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and others, the Rockets are certainly in a good position to compete for the title this year.
Still, nothing is guarunteed. And for Harden, that time clock is ticking.