The 2017-18 NBA season has been filled with a number of great single-game performances by superstar players, performances that will likely be remembered throughout the future of the NBA. Some of these performances include James Harden’s incredible 60-point triple double against the Orlando Magic in late January. In this game, the Rocket’s all-star and likely frontrunner for 2018 NBA MVP honors scored 60 points while dishing out 11 assists and grabbing 10 rebounds. This was the first 60-point triple double in NBA history.

A first also came when just a few days ago against the Toronto Raptors, the best player on the planet LeBron James scored 35 points while dishing out 17 assists with ZERO turnovers.

It was the only time a player has put up those numbers without a turnover. Oh - and he had seven rebounds too. Russell Westbrook has also put up his fair share of amazing performances with two 20 point, 20 assist games this season and a season leading 23 triple doubles, while sitting just .3 rebounds away from averaging a triple double in his second straight season.

With all the crazy performances it’s easy to overlook the season Dwight Howard is having with the Charlotte Hornets with many people just assuming his career has declined since exiting Orlando. But these people are wrong, Dwight is averaging 16.6 points, 12.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game this season for the Hornets. And although Howard has been putting up solid numbers in recent seasons also, it seems to have taken a huge performance for him to wake people up again.

And that huge performance came on Wednesday night.

Dwight drops 30/30 on Nets

As the 10th placed Charlotte Hornets try to squeeze their into the playoff race this year, superstars Kemba Walker and Dwight Howard have been playing on a high level. With Kemba dropping 46 points in three quarters in their most recent win, and Dwight Howard dropping 32 points with 30 rebounds in their win on Wednesday.

They’re certainly making a statement, and have caught the eye of other teams and other players around the league.

Dwight Howard became the first player since 2010 to score at least 30 points and 30 rebounds in a regular season game, and the last man to do it showed him some love on Twitter after the game.

K-Love has praise for D12

A man very familiar with winning and insane performances is Cleveland Cavaliers’ big man, Kevin Love. Recently returning to the Cavaliers after a two-month break with a hand injury, Love has fitted back in nicely and got the Cavs back into winning mode heading into the playoffs. After Howard’s huge performance against Brooklyn, Love made sure to show him some love:

Being known as the last man to drop 30 and 30, Love was more than happy to pass his honor over to the Hornets big man who made sure to show Kevin his appreciation for the message on his own Twitter.

Two great big men appreciating each other is great to see, especially with both players receiving a lot of criticism in recent years due to their performances.

The ironic thing is that these two men were almost traded for one another a few years ago when Kevin Love was, not surprisingly, caught up in trade rumors. Whether it would’ve been a good trade or not is unknown, but one thing we do know is both players like the situation they are in right now and both are excelling at playing the sport they love.