Former Houston Rockets star and NBA legend, Hakeem Olajuwon, believes the Houston Rockets are the most dangerous team inside the NBA bubble which is holding in Orlando, Florida.
The Hall of Famer is already excited about Houston’s chances this year, but, believes the neutral location of Disney World will be an even greater benefit.
While launching the two-year countdown to the Commonwealth Games last week in Birmingham, two-time NBA champion, Olajuwon, spoke about James Harden’s ability to score anywhere and Russell Westbrook’s intensity.
Olajuwon said, “The bubble is like when you go for an NCAA or AAU tournament when all the teams are assembled in the same place. You play until you have a champion”. “With James Harden and Westbrook, you have two players… pick-up games are what they do. Seeing those two guys together, in that environment, I think the Rockets are the most dangerous team.”
Before the March 11 season suspension, the Rockets lost four of their last five, but, when the NBA officially returned on July 30, Harden wasted no time reminding everyone that he is the best scorer in the league since Wilt Chamberlain. He scored 49 in the Rockets’ first restart game, an overtime win against the Dallas Mavericks, with nine rebounds, eight assists, along with three steals and three blocks, and just one turnover.
Harden cooled slightly in the Rockets’ game against the defensively-minded Milwaukee Bucks but he had already set the tone for Westbrook and Danuel House to follow. The Rockets launched an NBA record 61 three-point attempts in the game.