Oh boy do we have a fucking doozie here people. Daryl Morey, the General Manager of the Houston Rockets stated on a podcast today that James Harden is a better scorer than Michael Jordan. Get the fuck outta here Daryl, MJ is one of the best pure scorers we have ever seen. Harden is great, don’t get me wrong, but if we’re being honest, Harden isn’t even a better scorer than that fucking snake Durant. So Daryl Morey skipped an entire step in evaluating where Harden actually lands on the list of all time great scorers. Let’s just get into the stats to put this to fucking sleep!
Career Points Per Game
The thing about this stat is that Harden plays in an era where scoring is so much easier to come by. Teams, especially the Rockets, are putting up 120 points on an almost nightly basis. On top of that, this stat is not even fucking close! Jordan averaged 6 points more per game than Harden, and that is including his ridiculous fucking seasons in Washington.
Points Per 36 Minutes
Even after you even the playing field by going to per 36 minutes, Jordan still averages 2.6 more points than Harden!
Shooting Percentages FG/3P/FT
Harden has a higher 3P percentage and FT percentage but Jordan takes the overall Field Goal percentage. Having a higher percentage on a shot that is worth more still does not lead to more points for Harden, any way you look at it.
Daryl Morey. I love that you are standing up for your guy in Harden, but come the fuck on! Michael Jordan is NUMBER ONE in points per game over a career. Not Wilt, not Kareem, and definitely not James Harden. Get the fuck outta here with your dumbass takes and get ready to lose in the Western Conference Finals again this year.