CHARLOTTE, NC – Michael Jordan said that the 30-point series of 30 points of law by James Harden and 10 triple triples by Russell Westbrook are both impressive and difficult to achieve.
But the owner of Charlotte Hornets said Tuesday – flashing a big smile – that there is a harder result than both feats: "Which is more difficult from the point of view of the player? Six championships, with all the means. "
Russell Westbrook made history on Monday evening with his tenth triple in a row – doubled, passing the Wilt Chamberlain brand of nine sets in 1968.
James Harden, capped at 11 points in the interval, got a shot in the second half, despite an annoying shoulder to pull in a 30-point match of Wilt Chamberlain for the second longest 30-point streak in the history of the NBA.
Jordan, who won six titles with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, has praised both players for what they are doing, emphasizing that both series are difficult to accomplish.
Jordan said the milestones show "the talent we have in the championship."
"Show championship progression," Jordan said during an interview with the Hornets' structure while discussing the upcoming All-Star Weekend. "I'm very proud of how they did both guys because they're making a mark for the championship, and I think it really helps to grow the championship."
Harden needed a series of goals late Monday night to extend his streak to 30 games, scoring 11 points in the last 100 seconds while the Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 120-104. Harden, who is playing with a tense left shoulder, has scored 30 points by swinging a 30-foot jumper with 52.9 seconds remaining.
Westbrook concluded with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to score his tenth double treble double in the Thunder's 120-111 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, in a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for the triple consecutive double.
Both players will be in Charlotte this weekend for the All-Star game.