Houston Rockets guard James Harden has always been someone who has tried to innovate within the game of basketball.
His style of drawing a plethora of fouls and unleashing the most unguardable stepback in NBA history has made Harden the NBA’s most complicated offensive player to defend.
However, his newest move appears to be something out of a game of “Horse.”
James Harden promised he’d be debuting a new move this season and here it is...a running one-legged what the. this needs a name immediately. pic.twitter.com/O1BLxftDtd— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) October 1, 2019
The former MVP has been working on the move all summer, as shown in its debut in August.
James Harden added a new move to his bag. One-footer step-back 🤯— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) August 19, 2019
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Harden missed his first in-game attempt with the new, untitled shot motion. But he still stuffed the stat sheet as usual, notching a triple-double with 10 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds in the first half of his preseason debut.
The Rockets opponent? The mighty, mighty Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Harden’s career of reinvention on the offensive end makes sense, considering the university he attended has been named No. 1 in innovation each of the last five years.
Warriors fans will get a chance to see Harden try that against Steph Curry and D’Angelo Russell when the Warriors first meet the Rockets on Nov. 6 in Houston.