The NBA has confirmed that James Harden’s behind the back gather + step-back against the Suns on Tuesday night was NOT a travel.
In case you missed it, here’s another look:
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) October 10, 2018
”This is a legal play,” the NBA said on its Twitter account. “Although James puts the ball behind his back, he only takes two steps after the gather of the ball and therefore it is NOT a travel.”
Let’s not discredit the Rockets guard…that move was most-definitely cheeky. But this dude his been known to get away with a few travels in his day. But we always gotta ask the question, because he really doesn’t need any more saucy moves — he’s good enough already.
Broke down why James Harden’s behind-the-back gather last night was completely legal and not a travel. Let that boy cook.https://t.co/BOjiIJeqWB
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) October 10, 2018
This is basically a side-step. It’s crafty and deceptive, like any other move Harden pulls off, but it’s a side-step nonetheless.
Jimmy’s about to cook up the entire league. Goddamnit.
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