James Harden: 'I feel like I am the MVP'

The Brooklyn Nets guard explained why he feels like he's desrving of the league's top individual award after putting up 44 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists in Friday's win over the Pistons.

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JAMES HARDEN: I feel like I am the MVP. I mean, it's just that simple. Just, I don't want to talk, I don't want to be, you know, speaking individually on myself but I'm just gonna leave it at that. I just try to go out there every single night and give my teammates everything that I can bring to the game. Tonight, Detroit's game plan and schemes were to take away the lob pass and not let our bigs get lobs and our shooters get shots, and that allowed me to get to the basket and shoot layups all night. So it's just, games are different and I just take what the defense gives me. The next game, it might be we get more lobs and shots. So just play the game the right way and try to be efficient in doing it.