James “The Beard” Harden isn’t very happy on how the All-Star voting went down in regards to his teammate Chris Paul.
And he makes a good case.
Harden scored 25 points and had 13 assists to help lead the Houston Rockets over the Dallas Mavericks 104-97 Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center. Paul had 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Harden was voted in as a starter for the Western Conference in next month’s All-Star Game. He’s the only Rockets representative.
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After the game, Harden made a case for Paul being an All-Star this season.
“(We have the) second best overall record (34-12) in the NBA, (we are) number two in the best conference in the league, and he averages 19 (points) and 9 assists. What are we rewarding?,” Harden said. “We are winning and he is putting up the numbers. It is no question. Obviously, we have a lot of depth on this team, but I am not doing it out there by myself. He is controlling the games as well.
“When I was out, did you see the show he was putting on? Did you see what he was doing the past couple of games? I mean, I don’t know what we are rewarding now.”