The 2018 NBA MVP is James Harden! Houston Rockets’ James Harden won his first NBA MVP award.  The NBA announced the 2017-2018 second annual Awards on Monday, where titles including MVP, Coach of the Year, and Rookie of the Year were distributed to most deserving candidates of the league.

The Rockets eventually lost 101-92 to a Golden State Warriors team in the Western Conference finals but were one of the best offenses in NBA.

James Harden beats the LeBron James and Anthony Davis by winning the league’s top individual honor. Harden attended Artesia High School and then continued his nonstop route to Arizona State. He started his NBA career in Oklahoma City and then he was traded to the Houston Rockets in 2012.

With averaging 30.4 points, 8.8 assists, and 5.4 rebounds, a Rockets team has created the league’s best record with the 2018 NBA MVP.

“The last four years I’ve been knocking on the door, knocking on the door, and now the moment is finally here,” Harden said afterward. “Just every single, year you try to come back and be better than you were the year before, and just to be holding that trophy finally, it means a lot. But it doesn’t stop here. We’ve got a long way to go. But it feels good to have it though.”

During the telecast, Harden also said that he didn’t prepare the speech as his play has spoken for itself. He said, “You know, I felt like last year I should have won as well, so I didn’t see a difference between last year and this year.”