Nets’ James Harden First NBA Player in History to Achieve Impeccable Record

Published 02/26/2021, 10:24 AM EST
Feb 9, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) gets defended by Detroit Pistons guard Wayne Ellington (8) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets were major contenders to win the 2021 NBA championship during the start of the season, and the arrival of James Harden a few weeks ago only made them stronger. As the Nets continue to extend their dominance, Harden is on a roll himself, breaking records like it is a cakewalk! 

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The Nets were already bulked up with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant running the offense. James Harden undeniably made the franchise stronger on the offense, but weaker on defense. Let’s not talk about conceding and concentrate on scoring for now!

James Harden stands alone in unique NBA record

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There are always plenty of NBA records that one can create. However, fans should be thrilled upon reading into it, and that’s when it becomes a significant achievement. Likewise, James Harden has achieved something that no other player in NBA history has been able to do! 

Harden has played twenty games for the Brooklyn Nets since joining the franchise via a mid-season trade. It is safe to say that he’s lived up to the expectations so far, as ‘The Beard’ has amassed a massive 498 points and 227 assists in 766 minutes so far. Furthermore, here’s a piece of history that he created: 

Harden has scored nearly 500 points in 20 games and the assists he’s racked up account for the other half in reaching 1000 points through scoring and assists. It is just astounding to know that no other athlete in the league’s history has accomplished this feat! 

Harden also made an instant impact on the Nets’ triple-double list

Triple-doubles have become a common occurrence in the NBA, but it is still hard for a player to get one. Double figures in three major statistical categories are a massive feat, but James Harden is a master of it.

The 31-year-old has already recorded six triple-doubles in his Nets career, which has taken him to the second spot on the franchise’s all-time list! Such is the instant impact that Harden has brought with him to Brooklyn! 

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Jason Kidd sits at the top of the leaderboard with 61 triple-doubles, but Harden can achieve it in no time if he keeps going at this pace.

Do you think he can do it? 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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