NBA MVP Update: James Harden Believes he is This Year’s MVP

By Cheri Cheng - 10 Apr '15 10:55AM
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Although there are many players this season who are worthy of winning the 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player award, Houston Rockets James Harden believes that he deserves it the most.

"I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden said via NBA.com's Fran Blinebury. "I think the MVP is the most valuable player to your team. Obviously you have to be winning and be one of the top teams in this league and we are. I'm not taking credit away from anybody else in the league. But I've been consistent all year. I've just been doing the right things to put my team in situations to win, considering all of the different circumstances we've had to deal with."

Harden currently leads the league in scoring with 27.6 points per game. Harden has also been able to lead the Rockets despite the number of injuries that they have dealt with.

Harden added, "I'm looking at all those things put together. Like I said, not taking away from Steph or that team. It's an unbelievable season that they're having. But we're having a pretty good season as well with all the injuries and all that we've been going through this season. Look, I understand that people can go either way with it. But for the most valuable player, I think I would have the edge."

Although Harden is definitely playing on an MVP level, several other players, such as Golden State Warrior guard Stephen Curry is as well. Curry just broke his own 3s record in Thursday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Last summer Harden raised eyebrows when he told reporters at the World Cup in Spain that he thought he was the best all-around player in the league.

He had said, ""I was surprised at the reaction. But it was because I hadn't gotten a lot of attention before that. Those other guys - LeBron, K.D. - they had gotten a lot of accolades previously. Obviously, LeBron has won the championship and been the face of the league for years now. K.D. has been the scoring champ multiple times. It was me, K.D. and Steph and (reporters) were asking us 'What do you bring to the table?' I think Steph said he was the best shooter in the game, K.D. said the best scorer. I think Anthony Davis said the best shot blocker. I said the best all-around player. That's not just scoring the basketball. It's making plays for my teammates, etc."

The Rockets will host the San Antonio Spurs Friday night at 8:00 p.m.

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