Not much to add here. Harden nailed it. His numbers were outrageous last season. Legendary some would say, including Harden himself. And he’s right. He had EIGHT fucking 50 point games last season, not to mention a 32 game 30 point streak to go on top of that. No one in the history of the NBA has come close to putting up those type of numbers and not gone on to win the MVP. Facts.
I respect the shit out of Giannis too. I don’t think anyone’s arguing Giannis is not the Freak of the NBA. He may end up going down as a top 5 player of all time by the time he finishes his career. However, if you are looking strictly to the 2019 season, it is hard to argue with Harden. His reasoning and facts are flawless. The only logical thing that makes sense for Harden not taking home the 2019 MVP is due to him winning it the year before. It really is as simple as that.
Even if people honesty were to believe Giannis had the better season, I don’t think anyone can disagree Harden is the clear frontrunner for the 2019 Summer Pick Up Bball MVP: