James Harden is trying a lot of new things this season. “Point guard” and “writer” are at the top of that list, but the potential NBA MVP hasn’t forgotten the little people that have helped him get there.
Harden followed teammate Trevor Ariza in penning a Players Tribune article during the Houston Rockets‘ playoff race. But while Ariza wrote about Harden’s case for NBA MVP and called him “Bearded Picasso,” Harden returned the favor by writing about how much his teammates mean to him.
I really could go on forever about my teammates, and about this city. Houston has showed me love from Day One. It’s meant everything to me. I grew up as a player here.
When I first arrived, I had a list in my head of all the things I wanted to achieve on a personal level. You know, things that any young player thinks about. I wanted to prove what I could do. Nothing wrong with that stuff. But now it’s just different.
Now it’s: What does this team need to do to win?