James Harden Says Eric Gordon Is an ‘All-Star for Sure’; Does He Have a Case?

January 3rd, 2017 by Maurice Bobb Leave a reply »

HOUSTON — The definition of "NBA All-Star" can sometimes be a moving target.

Superstars like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and James Harden are no-brainers; they're all locks for a ticket to New Orleans.

But for the other roster spots, especially the reserves, it can be tricky trying to figure out who is deserving of a nod.

Stat lines, overall production and team records are all great arbiters in the selection process, but sometimes, it helps to have the support of a perennial All-Star.

After Eric Gordon finished with a season-high 31 points in the Houston Rockets' 101-91 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night at the Toyota Center, he got a strong recommendation from Harden, the reigning Western Conference Player of the Week.

As the saying goes, it takes one to know one.

"All-Star for sure," Harden said, who racked up his third straight triple-double. "...Especially with the record that we have right now. I mean, he sacrificed for the team. Obviously, he can start, but he sacrifices, comes off the bench, and he plays extremely we ...

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