The NBA legend and one-time MVP James Harden has officially confirmed that he is one of the top players in world history.
During an appearance on The Breakfast Club, Harden discussed his status as the best player in the NBA history and how he will not be overshadowed by the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in his next generation.
“I’m going to continue to do what I do.
It’s going to be an honor to be one of his [Harden’s] teammates.
I’ve always wanted to be a part of that group.
I’m going [to] play for him, I’m not going to let it go,” Harden said, as quoted by ESPN.
“I’ll be able to talk about how much I love him and I love the game of basketball.
He’s going out there and doing his thing and showing what he’s made of and what he can do.
I’ll be one step ahead of him.
That’s what I love to do.”
Harden is no stranger to the spotlight in the sports world.
The former Rockets, Spurs and Warriors superstar won two NBA championships with the Rockets and is considered one of NBA’s most powerful superstars.
Harden won four NBA championships, and was a member of the 1995-96 team that went to the NBA Finals.
“You can talk about all the things that I’ve done and how I’ve helped the game, I can’t talk about what he did.
But, I know I can be one or two of the [top players in] the world,” Harden continued.
“I’m one of those guys who can say that.”
The former Houston Rockets, the 2002 NBA Finals MVP, is the only player to win four championships with both the Rockets, who he played for in the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, and the San Antonio Spurs, who his first season with the team.
Henderson has been a part owner of the Rockets for 17 seasons.