- MVP candidates meet again
LeBron James and Harden will square off in their final tune-up before they compete in the NBA All-Star Game between Team LeBron and Team Stephen on Feb. 18.
James is a 14-time All-Star, four-time MVP and three-time champion.
Harden is a six-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA selection and the Sixth Man of the Year in 2011-12.
While their past accolades are notable, the duo is collectively outmatching the rest of the league in dominant fashion this season.
Harden ranks first in points per game (31.5), second in player impact estimate (19.1) and third in offensive rating (114.9). James ranks fourth in player impact estimate (18.5), third in assist percentage (42.5 percent) and seven in usage percentage (31 percent).
Simply put, all eyes will be on James and Harden in this center-stage contest.