Daryl Morey: ‘James Harden is a Better Scorer Than Michael Jordan’

by August 16, 2019
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“It’s just factual” that James Harden is a better scorer than Michael Jordan, according to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

Morey says the math supports his argument, and is fully aware that this will likely make you upset.

Morey adds that Houston’s acquisition of Russell Westbrook likely improves its NBA title chances.

Per The Athletic:

Morey offered a counterargument to his own take before reaffirming his stance.

“Now the counterargument is reasonable,” Morey said. “They say if you put Michael Jordan on a team now, he would do more than James Harden. That’s possible.

“But if you’re just saying like NBA history … if you give this guy a ball, how much does his team score after you give him the ball before the other team gets the ball, it’s James Harden. And I know that makes people mad, but it’s literally a fact.”

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