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James Harden still thinks he should have been 2015 NBA MVP

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It sounds like James Harden is losing some sleep over not being awarded the 2015 NBA MVP award that instead went to NBA champion Stephen Curry. Here's the Harden quote from Fran Blinebury at NBA.com:

I am the best player in the league. I believe that. I thought I was last year, too. I know I was the MVP. That's 100 percent given all the things that happened last season.... Credit the Golden State Warriors for an unbelievable year. They had an unbelievable team, coaching staff, everything. But that award means most valuable to your team. We finished second in the West, which nobody thought we were going to do at the beginning of the year even when everybody was healthy. We were near the top in having the most injuries. We won our division in a division where every single team made the playoffs. There's so many factors. I led the league in total points scored, minutes played. Like I said, I'm not taking anything away from Steph, but I felt I deserved the Most Valuable Player.

Don't worry, James. You can't take anything away from Steph. Not legally, at least.

I think maybe this is the real issue here: