In a recent interview with a sports channel, James Harden admitted that he thinks the Houston Rockets will win the NBA 2019-20 championship. Harden was asked if he thought the Rockets should win, to which he said yes. The interview took place before the Rockets and LA Clippers game on Wednesday night, which the Rockets won 102-93. Harden was the top scorer with 47 points.
James Harden tells Stephen A. Smith the Rockets are going to win the 2020 NBA Championship 🏆 pic.twitter.com/CBfZDRxtZb— ESPN (@espn) November 14, 2019
Harden also spoke about his teammate Russell Westbrook. He said that he has not made any adjustments to his game and wants to make it comfortable for Westbrook. He added that their dynamic off-court is also different, and Westbrook brings an easy friendship and energy to the court. This season, 38.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 8.2 assists. He scored his season-high 59 points against the Washington Wizards on October 31.
The Rockets have won the NBA title twice, the last one dating back to 1995. In the interview, Harden agreed that this might be his best opportunity to win the NBA title. He added that he wants to take advantage of the opportunity, and get the NBA title.
James Harden said that he took pride in the Rockets being an after thought this offseason when compared to the Lakers and Clippers. When asked if the Rockets will win a championship this season, Harden said “let’s get it.”— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) November 14, 2019
“He (Russell) brings a new dynamic. Something that I haven’t had since I was in OKC. Off the court, it’s just different. He brings that energy and friendship on the court that makes it easy.”— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) November 14, 2019