After Being traded to the Houston Rockets it looks like James Harden is out to prove to the world who he is, and we’ll tell yo what he’s doing a great job at it so far. Yes we know the season just started and we’re only a few games in but Harden has been on fire for the Rockets. Furthermore James opened his Houston Rockets career in Wednesday’s season opener managing 37 points and 12 assists to lead the team to victory in Detroit Pistons. Only two days later James closed out friday night scoring with a career high 45 points to lead the Rockets to a 109-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Analyst are already comparing him to the all time great Michael Jordan like usual.
The 23 year old NBA National Team Player is from Lakewood California. He started off his high school basket ball career playing for Artesia High School located in the southern suburbs of Los Angeles. He went on to play college basketball for Arizona State Sun Devils and entered his NBA career in 2009 as he was a 1st round pick 3rd overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James Harden Awards and Achievements thus far:
- 2 Time All Pac 10 First Team 2008 – 2009
- Pac 10 Player of the Year 2009
- Consensus All American First Team 2009
- NBA All Rookie Second Team 2010
- NBA Sixth Man of the Year 2012
Another benefit for the Houston Rockets is that James Harden and Jeremy Lin have each other in to work together and play off of. Harden already seems to be taking the Number 1 leading role for the team which will help take all the hype and pressure off of Lin and shut up those analyst who were predicting harden couldn’t handle a No. 1 spot.
As for the team it looks like the city of Houston is in for a fun season as both players know how to bring a lot of good momentum and quality basketball into the game. The Rockets hit it big this summer by acquiring 2 very solid rising stars of the NBA that are sure to make some noise. Analysts and bloggers are even called the Lin Harden duo the finest backcourt in the NBA.
Enjoy some Highlights below
James Harden Jeremy Lin Houston Rockets Highlights
2012 2013 Season Opener Vs. Detroit Pistons
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