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(ESPN) Why James Harden is always a step ahead (or step back) off the dribble

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by nomiz1987, Dec 13, 2017.

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  1. nomiz1987

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    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...-code-made-james-harden-virtually-unguardable

    “Harden particularly tends to torture bigger defenders forced to switch onto him. An extraordinary court vision makes Harden one of the league's premier passers, but he focuses on his defender's feet in isolation situations.
    "Are they shaky? Are they moving while I'm dribbling?" Harden says. "If their feet stop, I'm going by them because they can't move fast enough. [If they lean back], then I'm shooting it in their face."

    Fantastic article on ESPN shows just how intelligent Harden is, he studies how his defenders feet move before he attacks, I just thought this was really interesting insight on Harden’s craftiness
     
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    Ok pls delete I see the article has been posted
     
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    Harden is smart and has high bbiq.

    It's why he'll have a long career and be elite for a very long time.

    When he can't blow by ppl anymore he'll spot up shoot 3s and bully ppl in the mid range with his footwork and step back jumper. And his passing will always allow him to get his spots to score because teams will be worried about him making plays for others.

    Harden is an alltime great I heard Doris Burke and hubie brown call him that tonight.

    Seems he's finally getting the proper respect.

    He was classified with Westbrook for some odd reason now he's moved to the big boy class We're he always should have been with Lebron KD and Steph.
     
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    Saw this on the cover of ESPN's front-page, not even ESPN NBA, no more media conspiracy! AT least for today.
     
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    #ALLTIMEGREAT
     
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    because hes goat

    ps
    Look at the organized mass communication spreaders crawling back!
     
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    dont be fooled so easily , its all a part of a subtler scheme
     
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    Truth is they have to do an article because there aren’t many storylines at the moment. Kyrie injured, kawhi came back and they lost , bucks/ Giannis came back to earth in the win column , thunder lose or barely win a game they should win . It’s either harden or lebron right now .
     
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