Michael Jordan References His Rings When Asked About Westbrook & Harden

Aubrey Yates
February 13, 2019

Harden has scored at least 30 points in 30 consecutive games for the Houston Rockets, while Westbrook broke Wilt Chamberlain's streak of nine straight triple-doubles for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

It's well documented that James Harden and Russell Westbrook are both in the middle of some pretty impressive scoring streaks.

Both players will be in Charlotte this weekend for the All-Star game.

When asked about which he thought was a more remarkable accomplishment, Michael Jordan chose to not even answer the question. "Six championships probably", quipped Jordan, who won six NBA Finals titles with the Chicago Bulls between 1991 and 1998. "It shows the talent that we have in the league, and it shows progression in the league".

Jordan did not comment directly on those remarks - if only he'd held a news conference just afterward - so it was left to the Internet to unearth a decade-old exchange with Michael Wilbon in which Jordan sounded much more humble than James had just been.

But the Charlotte Hornets owner said Tuesday - flashing a big grin - that there is one accomplishment tougher than both those feats: "Which is harder from the player's standpoint?"

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The only thing seemingly that has eluded Jordan is ultimate success as an executive and team owner.

The connective thread between Jordan's 2009 remarks and those he offered at the news conference was a clear appreciation for players who have helped the National Basketball Association become such a successful enterprise.

Of course, Jordan is now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets who just so happen to be hosting this year's All-Star game.

Now, when fans see the Jumpman logo, they think of Jordan.

"I think when it's all over", James Jordan said of his brother, "he will sit back and relax and maybe smoke a cigar and say 'that was a great event, ' and just be really proud of himself that he made it happen".

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