Michael Jordan was quick to praise James Harden’s 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook’s 10 straight triple-doubles when asked about the subject.
“I’m very proud of how both guys have done,” said Jordan in an interview before the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend. “Because they’re making their mark for the league and I think it really helps for the growth of the league.”
However, Jordan said with a grin that there is one accomplishment that bests both of those feats.
“Which is harder from the player’s standpoint? Six championships, by all means.”
Michael Jordan’s response to what is tougher to achieve – James Harden’s streak of 30 straight 30-point games OR Russell Westbrook’s 10 straight triple doubles… Classic Jordan. pic.twitter.com/upR8Xj1g07
— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) February 12, 2019
During his three seasons at North Carolina, Jordan helped the Tar Heels win the 1982 national championship and was twice named a consensus All-American. In his final season in Chapel Hill, he was named the ACC and college basketball player of the year.
Jordan, who visited Chapel Hill earlier this week to see the Tar Heels take on Virginia, won six championships with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. Neither Westbrook or Harden have won a championship so far in their individual careers.