James Harden Deserves Legitmate Love for 2012-13 NBA MVP Award

December 29th, 2012 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »
James Harden deserves legitimate consideration for the 2012-13 NBA MVP award.

With 2013 just around the corner, many have begun to speculate which athlete is bound to become the league's Most Valuable Player. While the usual suspects have garnered their fair share of attention, there is an up-and-coming force to consider.


As the leader of a 16-13 franchise, Harden may not be the first name that comes to mind. After all, the likes of Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Chris Paul are posting equally as impressive numbers and leading better teams.

With that being said, we cannot allow a win-loss record to entirely determine one's value.

Keep in mind, the Houston Rockets are the youngest team in the NBA. They're also an unexpected postseason contender due to this past offseason's massive roster overhaul.

Even with the star power of Harden and Jeremy Lin, very few expected the team to make a significant impact on the structure of the postseason standings.

Regardless of their external preseason expectations, Harden has elevated the Rockets to a level of consistency.

Eight of their 13 losses have c ...

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