LeBron James’ “hunger level” is why Harden won MVP, says Rockets coach

Houston Rockets assistant coach, Irv Roland checks in with Scoop B Radio’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. Press Play Below To Listen! 

LeBron James had an awesome NBA season where he led the Cleveland Cavaliers in a multitude of statistical categories and carried his team to the NBA Finals.

Some argue that James was the league’s MVP. Others say it was James Harden.

Insert James Harden’s trainer into the conversation.

“LeBron made the comment toward the end of the season where he said that no matter what seed the Cavs were in the east they were going to be a problem,” Irv Roland, Harden’s trainer, told Scoop B Radio. 

“He’s been playing in Olympics, into the finals every year like he’s been playing a lot of basketball so for him to be playing that hard and exerting that much energy from games 1 to 82 is tough.”

Roland, who doubles as a Rockets assistant coach and James Harden’s full time trainer, believes both players are great but the distinction of who had the better season comes down to one specific criteria.  “His level of hunger versus ours,” he said.

“We are trying to get our first title, I think is a little different.”

Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson is the host of the Scoop B Radio Podcast. A senior writer at Basketball Society, he’s had stops as a staff writer at The Source Magazine, as a columnist and podcast host at CBS and as an editor at RESPECT. Magazine. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, swimming and finding new sushi restaurants.

Follow Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on Twitter: @ScoopB, Instagram: @Scoop_B & Facebook: ScoopB.

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Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a columnist at Basketball Society. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former Nets legend, Albert King, WFAN's Evan Roberts and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. Scoop B has also been a writer and radio host at CBS, a staff writer at The Source Magazine and managing editor/columnist at RESPECT Magazine. He's a graduate of Don Bosco Prep, Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit ScoopBRadio.com to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit ScoopB.com

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