Houston Rockets’ superstar James Harden displayed top form against the Cleveland Cavaliers as he notched a sensational 55 points in the Rockets’ 116-110 triumph against the Cavs on 11 December.
Harden posted a clip from the game captioned “CORNER POCKET!!!”
It shows him and P. J. Tucker winning back possession in defence before breaking.
In the video, Harden drives towards the basket before passing to the corner to find Tucker, and effortlessly sink a three-pointer in slow motion.
Fans took to Twitter, as they hailed the winner of the 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) as “better than Michael Jordan”.
One Rockets fan posted:
“You’re better than Michael Jordan and make sure Lizzo can’t come to games”.
You’re better than michael jordan and make sure lizzo can’t come to games— LebronJamesHarden™ (@LBJamesHarden) December 12, 2019
“GOAT you had an amazing game tonight. Who am I kidding you’re always great. Big fan keep it up. The ring is coming I can feel it”.
🐐 you had an amazing game tonight. Who am I kidding you’re always great. Big fan keep it up. The ring is coming I can feel it— VillianSZN⛄️(16-8)🚀(10-3-0)🧀(0-0)☄️(14-11-4)🐺 (@BeardedBucket_) December 12, 2019
Other fans similarly lavished praise on their idol.
MVP— Andreas (@kappawarrior13) December 12, 2019
Beast mode always , keep grinding until you break every record and get that ring— J-Solo (@Pachongo) December 12, 2019
Greatest Offensive player ever 🖤❤️— 🚀 (@Victietory) December 12, 2019
Masterful defense! Drive down the middle. Draw defenders. Kick it to PJ in the corner. Three Points! That's beautiful basketball, accomplished by the best player in the world, James Harden!— Jake Moore (@JakeMoo22377928) December 12, 2019
Harden u the goat 🔥🔥— vinman1509 (@Vinman1509) December 12, 2019
Twitter fans applauded how the 30-year-old put on another special show to earn a valuable victory for the Houston Rockets in their bid to reach the playoffs.
They also noted the No.13’s appreciation of his team-mates’ achievements.
On Wednesday, the Cavaliers proved a real test for Mike D’Antoni’s team, but shooting guard Harden was ultimately the difference maker.
2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook was Harden’s only team-mate to manage more than 10 points at the Quicken Loans Arena, notching 23 points that night.
Harden, known for his ruthless scoring, will hope to collect his second MVP title if he leads the Rockets, currently placed fourth in the Western Conference after last night’s results, to post-season glory.