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Kings’ announcer changes MVP pick mid-game after watching James Harden play

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It’s probably the highest compliment one can get.

NBA: Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

This might just be the funniest thing that you see all season - well, if you’re a Milwaukee Bucks fan.

Ahead of the Houston Rockets matchup with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, the Kings announcers were running down the lines of the James Harden’s and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s seasons and picking their MVP winner. One announcer picks Harden and one picks Giannis.

It took less than a game, only 41 minutes and 30 seconds of game time, for the announcer who picked Giannis (I wish I knew his name) to change his pick to Harden. Coincidentally it was on his very last made bucket that he outed himself as wrong.

Who can blame him, either?

In only 29 minutes of play, Harden racked up 36 points and 10 assists, responsible for a total of 59 points, and shot an astounding 12-19 from the field and 7-12 from 3. Just 3 days before that, the Kings’ announcers witnessed Harden drop 50 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, and contribute to 73 of Houston’s points.

That’s a total of 132 points Harden helped contribute in two games. BANANAS.

The tip of the hat in the middle of game when you just said the opposite statement about two hours ago is awesome and bold too. Not only did he realize he felt differently after watching Harden play, he felt he had to make it right. Not a lot of people are willing to do that, especially when it’s an in-conference rival who’s lit you up for the second-straight game.

It says a lot about Harden’s game too. It’s one thing to look at the numbers, read the comparisons, break down the wins, etc., but it’s another to truly sit and watch the reigning MVP go to work and takeover games.

Hopefully the rest of those people on the fence can have a change of heart and give in to Harden. It’s only right.