Houston Rockets’ Jalen Green Reacts To Tying With Michael Jordan On This Impressive Rookie Record

Published 10/25/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Oct 24, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (0) dunks against Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports


Jalen Green has made a record in the league that only Michael Jordan achieved before him. With his 30 point performance in the loss against the Celtics, Green joins Michael Jordan as the fastest rookie to score 30 points in a game.

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Jalen Green is arguably the most athletic pick from the 2021 NBA Draft Class. His athleticism combined with his scoring ability made him a top-2 draft pick selected by the Houston Rockets. With a stellar individual performance in a hard-fought loss, Jalen Green has already put his name in the history books of the NBA. And considering it is with the likes of Michael Jordan, it was natural that he reacted like this when he was given this information.

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Jalen Green reacts to tying with Michael Jordan in this record

When the reporter told him that he has accomplished this feat before Dwyane Wade and LeBron James did, he could not believe it. He said, “That’s crazy! Yeah, I mean, I don’t really know. That’s just a crazy thing to hear. Michael Jordan did it in three? Yeah that’s lit!”

Jalen Green looked relatively less stressed on the floor today. In the post-game interview, he mentioned that once he saw his three-point shot go down; he felt good. This resulted in more confidence on the floor.

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He also beat the Rockets’ all-time record for 3s made as a rookie in a game. With 8 threes in today’s game, he was one three away from tying the NBA’s all-time record for the same statistic. Indeed, if his confidence continues with the same results, there’s no stopping him from breaking that record as well.

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The Bulls’ Michael Jordan drives to the basket as teammate Dennis Rodman and the Clippers’ Loy Vaught(left) look on during game at Sports Arena earlier this season. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The 2021 NBA Draft Class has so far not disappointed us in any manner. Moreover, we are witnessing what could potentially be the next 1984 Draft Class in terms of talent. There are four potential Hall of Famers from that draft class. How many Hall of Famers do you think this class would produce? Will Jalen’s career have the same trajectory as Jordan‘s? Let us know what you think.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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