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The Houston Rockets star was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player after twice being runner-up, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards on Monday night.
Harden joined Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 20 points, eight assists, five rebounds and 1.7 steals in a season.
Harden didn’t prepare a speech.
I felt like last year I should have won as well, so I didn’t see a difference between last year and this year, he said backstage. If I won it, then I was going to go off the top and try to show my appreciation to everybody Brian Westbrook Jersey helping me along the way.
Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic has more on Ayton’s progress as 2018 NBA Summer League nears:
Deandre Ayton, the lights shine brightly on you.
It’s cool, Ayton said after a Suns minicamp practice. I just gotta live up to the hype.
The basketball court, then, is Chad Johnson Youth Jersey the one place Ayton feels at ease, even as he adjusts to the more physical style of NBA practices.
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Two practices a day, I’ve never had that, he said. The body gets fatigued. Recovery is very important. I know that. You have to take care of yourself because you go hard every day.
It reared its head again this month soon after free agency opened on July 1, with events conspiring to make insiders wonder about a growing disparity among teams. LeBron James’ signing with the Los Angeles Lakers was the biggest move in what appeared to be a continuing shift of strength into the league’s Western Conference.
That was followed by the news that DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans’ All-Star center, had joined the champion Warriors.
That signing sparked the initial backlash, a rich-getting-richer cry that pointed not to Cousins’ one-year deal for $5.3 million in 2018-19 salary but the fact that the Warriors will spend in excess of $20 million for it when luxury taxes are counted. Golden State had the NBA’s fattest payroll in 2017-18 of $137.5 million, despite a $99 million salary cap, thanks to various exceptions in the prevailing soft cap system.