Harden's streak is the longest since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77, though Chamberlain holds the all-time record with 65 consecutive 30-point games during the 1961-62 season.
"Michael has always been very sharp, very smart", said Peterson, who now works as an assistant general manager for Jordan's Charlotte Hornets.
When asked about which he thought was a more remarkable accomplishment, Michael Jordan chose to not even answer the question. "So from a Hornets standpoint, that is on display this week. Six championships, by all means".
"I am very proud of how both guys have done because they are making a mark for the league, and I think it really helps grow the league".
Ladies and gentlemen, that's just a classic line from Jordan.
It's also nice that Jordan gave that debate some fresh material, because hoops fans were recently forced to dig up a 2009 interview he gave, in an attempt to find a telling response to a greatest-ever claim made by LeBron James, who has a 3-6 record in the Finals.
"Frankly, no", Jordan said Tuesday (Wednesday, Philippine time) in a news conference previewing the All-Star game.
While Harden and Westbrook have piled up individual accolades in recent years, winning the 2018 and 2017 season MVP titles respectively, neither has managed to win an National Basketball Association championship with their teams.
On Tuesday, Jordan sounded a decidedly different note.
Off the court, Jordan marketed his on-court success into a fortune.