Jordan: Winning 6 titles tougher than Westbrook, Harden streaks

Steve Reed | The Associated Press

Feb 12, 2019 12:45 PM ET

Hornets owner Michael Jordan met with the media on Tuesday to discuss NBA All-Star 2019.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Jordan says James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish.

But the Charlotte Hornets said Tuesday -- flashing a big grin -- that there is one accomplishment tougher than both those feats: "Which is harder from the player's standpoint? Six championships by all means."

Jordan praised both players for what they're doing, nothing that both streaks are hard to accomplish.

Jordan said the milestones show "the talent that we have within the league."

Which is harder from the player's standpoint? Six championships by all means."

Hornets owner Michael Jordan

"It shows progression in the league," Jordan said during an interview at his Hornets facility while discussing the upcoming All-Star weekend . "I am very proud of how both guys have done because they are making a mark for the league and I think it really helps grow the league."

Harden needed a late scoring spree on Monday night to extend his streak to 30 games, scoring 11 points in the final 100 seconds as the Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 120-104. Harden, who is playing with a strained left shoulder, reached the 30-point mark by swishing a 30-foot pull-up jumper.

Westbrook finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to notch his 10th straight triple-double in the Thunder's 120-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, breaking a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for the most consecutive triple doubles.

Both players will be in Charlotte this weekend for the All-Star game.

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