“Called Him a Bust After 15 Games”: Rockets Rookie Joining Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson for an Impressive Scoring Record Sends NBA Fans in a Frenzy

Published 04/04/2022, 9:36 AM EDT
Nov 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (0) reacts after he dunks for a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

While the Houston Rockets have had a season to forget, there has been a silver lining for them in the form of Jalen Green. The rookie has been exceptional this season and is a strong candidate to win the Rookie of the Year. Moreover, Green just entered an elite company recently. He joined the likes of Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson as the only rookies to get 4 straight 30+ games.

With this stat making the rounds on the internet, fans on Twitter have gone into a frenzy. While many are praising Green and his form this season, some are calling him a bust.

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Jalen Green joins the company of Michael Jordan

There is no denying that the Houston Rockets have one of the worst records in the league. However, they are building a team for the future. With stars like Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. among their ranks, the future looks exciting for the franchise.

Jalen Green averages 16.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists for the Rockets in his rookie season. Moreover, he recently joined the likes of Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson. Interestingly enough, Green is the only rookie besides the great Michael Jordan and Iverson to get 4 straight 30+ point games!

Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (3) and guard Jalen Green (0) react after a play during the second quarter against the Miami Heat at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

KPJ is not far behind. He averages 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 6.2 assists. Currently, the Houston Rockets are placed 15th in the Western Conference. Despite not having any hopes of making the playoffs this year, the fanbase is hopeful of a good outing next time around.

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With young stars like Porter Jr. and Green already putting up good numbers, the future looks good for the Houston Rockets.

Fans are on double minds as Green enters an elite company

With Jalen Green joining the likes of Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson, fans on Twitter have given their reactions. Here are some of the best.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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