Harden says he did his part to win the award by putting up historic numbers for a winning team.
The 29-year-old superstar and 2018 Most Valuable Player adds that he’s solely focused on being an even more potent force next season, and finally winning that elusive NBA championship.
I know you won’t say it, but I’m going to say it. I was pissed off when the MVP went down. I swear to god, I turned my TV off and I said ‘It’s politics, man.’ I know you probably don’t get involved, man I was hot.
Harden: “Nah, but I think the same way you think.”
This man just had a historic year.
Harden: “One for the books. Even when I’m gone, they’re going to talk about it.”
Did you get hot? Were you mad?
Harden: “I had a [season] for the books, but it’s out of my control. Once the media creates that narrative about one person for the beginning of the year, I think they just run with that narrative until the end of the year. I don’t want to get into details but all I can do is control what I can do and I did what I was supposed to do at a high level. Only a few seasons anybody ever did that. I can’t control that, all I can control is coming back next year and winning a chip.”