A few things can be true about James Harden: He’s one of the best offensive players in NBA history, and he gets away with a lot of travels.
Maybe it’s his left-handedness that catches referees off guard, or maybe the moves happen so quick in real time that it’s tough to blow the whistle.
Here’s the step back below:
What should we call this James Harden move?
— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 18, 2018
Sure looks like a travel.
Harden was recently speaking at an event was asked what it’s like to have young kids copying his style.
The Rockets superstar is honored that young people are taking a liking to how he plays and when it comes to the haters, he’s not too worried.
“That’s when you’re doing something right, right? Then you have the haters who talk about ‘Is that a travel?’ ‘Is that too many steps?’ or, ‘Why is he wearing this? He doesn’t look right.’ That’s just the haters. That’s when you know you’re doing something right when you’ve got people talking about you,” Harden explained. “I let the haters keep talking.”
James Harden: “Then you have the haters who talk about is that a travel, is that too many steps or why is he wearing this? That’s just the haters. That’s when you know you’re doing something right when you’ve got people talking about you…I let the haters keep talking.” #Rockets pic.twitter.com/kpN7kP4DZp
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) June 26, 2019
Harden spoke about the Rockets and what they need to do next season in order to get over the hump.
As Harden explained, all the team has to do is stay healthy and they’ll be fine.
And I’m pretty sure he’ll keep on traveling.
Because that’s what he does.
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