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James Harden goes behind the back and through the legs before getting the bucket against the Sixers (VIDEO)

Jan 13, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

The Rockets couldn’t beat the Sixers in Philadelphia on Saturday, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying on the part of James Harden.

Harden finished with 29 points on 10-19 shooting, to go along with nine rebounds and six assists. But none of his baskets were as pretty as this one that he converted in transition midway through the fourth quarter.

He goes behind his back and then between his legs with the basketball to shake Jrue Holiday in the open floor, then finds a way to gather himself in time to finish through the contact from Jason Richardson at the rim.

Richardson and Spencer Hawes were both upset at the officials at the end of this play, and Hawes received a technical for whatever was said. Maybe they thought Harden traveled on his way to getting this bucket, but the replay clearly shows that Harden was simply masterful with the ball before he ultimately scored.


  1. tsutor88 - Jan 13, 2013 at 11:49 AM


  2. supremekingz - Jan 13, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Maaaaan, he walked

    • pumadon - Jan 13, 2013 at 12:32 PM

      And double dribbled

  3. biggredbird76 - Jan 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Who doesn’t walk?

  4. raidmagic - Jan 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    3 steps after the last dribble and both hands on the ball for the last dribble…no traveling?

  5. nygrwy - Jan 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    No doubt harden has some skill but he travels so much its half the reason why he gets to the line so much.

  6. jgreiner9 - Jan 14, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    everyone travels in the NBA. y’all seriously think its just Harden???

    • nygrwy - Jan 14, 2013 at 6:23 PM

      I agree but I happen to think harden is guilty more often then others.

  7. dedalus13 - Jan 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Brett, I think your comments were destined to another video than the one you posted (and it looks like there are some of us to agree with this so far…)

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