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Hakeem Olajuwon says James Harden is ‘at the level of Michael Jordan or Wilt Chamberlain’

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James Harden is yet to win his first NBA championship, but the Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon is convinced he’s a championship caliber player. The Hall of Famer, who won two titles with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995, thinks The Beard will get his ring in due time.

Via Sports Talk 790:

“At his position, it’s very, very difficult to carry a team. I mean, look at all his statistics. He’s a player at the level of Michael Jordan or Wilt Chamberlain. He’s unbelievable in this era.

“There’s no question about James’ ability as a (potential) champion,” Olajuwon added. “I think it’s just a matter of time.”

Harden currently leads the league in scoring with 34.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. He and Russell Westbrook led Houston to the sixth place in the Western Conference.

The Rockets are already qualified for the playoffs. But, their final place in the West is yet to be decided during the 8-game regular season resumption starting in late July.

Listen to the full episode “The A-Team” with Hakeem Olajuwon hosted by Adam Clanton and Adam Wexler:

Listen to “Hakeem The Dream Olajuwon Remembers The Rockets Championships On The A-Team” on Spreaker.
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