James Harden immediately made his mark on the night from Saturday to Sunday with his debut for Brooklyn Nets.

The eight-time All-Star in the NBA helped his new team to victory with a rare triple-double.

In the 122-115 home game against Orlando Magic, 31-year-old Harden was only the seventh player in NBA history to make his debut on behalf of his new club with at least ten points, rebounds and assists.

Moreover, 'The Beard' can call himself the first player in the largest basketball league in the world to pass the thirty point limit.

He scored 32 points, 12 rebounds and fourteen assists.

"It felt good," said Harden.

"I want to give the guys here confidence and energy. We have a talented group: versatile shooters, playmakers, defenders; actually a little bit of everything. You need that as a team, especially in the play-offs later on. Now it's about building the mutual chemistry. "

Harden exchanged Houston Rockets, where he no longer had a good time, on Thursday after nine years for the Nets.

In the past three seasons, he has been the most accurate player in the NBA.


32 POINTS14 ASSISTS12 BOARDS📼 The Beard's historic Brooklyn debut 📼


Avatar Author BrooklynNets Moment of places 02:05 - 17 January 2021

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