On Tuesday night, James Harden became the first player in NBA history to record a 60-Point triple-double.
“I just gave it all I had tonight,” Said Harden, who also broke Calvin Murphy’s 40-year-old franchise-record of 57 during the 114-107 win over the Orlando Magic. “We all did. We all fought for 48 minutes, we got key stops when we needed to and we made big shots.”
It figures Harden would try to make the historic performance about his teammates. And it’s his Drew League and former Rockets teammate, Bobby Brown, who put the thought of dropping 60 in his Harden’s head.
After the game, Brown — who once scored 74 points and had a double-double of 64 points and 10 assists in China — posted a screenshot of his conversation with Harden from earlier in the day. In it, the soon to be a Rocket again said, “Get 60 tonight, it’s bout that time.” Harden replied, “Right!!!”
So if you want something great to happen to you today, I suggest you ask Brown to text you what that is. Ex: I need a raise at my job or I need tickets to the 2018 NBA Finals between the Rockets and Celtics.