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[BBALLBREAKDOWN] Learn How James Harden Blows By His Man

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Reeko, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Reeko

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    Cheat the game
     
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    Deckard Blade Runner
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    Wow. Nice find! If James is looking at single coverage, in most situations, the defender is toast. He has more variations on a theme than Mozart.
     
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    Clearly traveling
     
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    I don’t think people realize how skilled James is with the ball. His footwork is crazy, besides Hakeem and Jordan I’ve never watched as much tape as I do on James. Sad that people only bitch on his short comings.
     
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    "pay off the refs and flop on every drive" - Harden haters (they really believe this!)
     
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    Playing basketball the wrong way
     
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    James Harden is an extremely bright person........ not really a surprise. He is an expert at take a bunch of small things and combined turning them into a large advantage......
     
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    (sigh) Only took the third reply for this to appear.
     
  11. Reeko

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    there’s so many things I’ve taken from watching Harden and added to my own game

    1 of my favorites is that move he’ll do in the post where he’ll do a quick turnaround followed by a stepback

    I’ve become a lot more shifty after studying his game all these years

    only player I’ve ever found to be more entertaining to watch is 02-03 T-Mac...when it comes to just pure skill, I can watch Harden all day
     
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    Didn’t add in the step back which is what makes it even harder to defend. Defenders have to be ready to launch to cover the space for the step back, making the defender even more off balanced having to hedge the risk more.
     
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    media conspiracy
     
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    Maybe CP can watch this and take notes?


    Harden has such an exceedingly rare combo of size, strength, handles and shooting touch. The NBA is the most uniquely athletic sports league in the world and even though he is probably only average in that regard, his athleticism seems least important. You can’t just let him shoot, you gotta play up. You can’t crowd him or he’ll draw cheap fouls, too smart, too quick, too convincing because refs know he’ll make those shots even if he’s just playing for the foul. You can’t knock the ball out of his hands, he’s too strong and crafty, you can’t body him up he wants that anyway. His drives are only stopped by a rim protecting 7’ who he s happy to send floaters and lobs over. You are almost forced to let him rock you to sleep on endless hesitations and cross overs An hope he just misses shots. Or have Draymond who is the only defender I’ve consistently seen cut off his drive and the lob, and that was with klay, iggy and Durant taking turns getting cooked.

    Tip your hat NBA defender s and crybaby opposing fans. It’s called being great.
     
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    Coach Nick drooling over basic moves his sorry white ass could never perform.
     
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    Learn James Harden Blows

    by

    His Man


    Who is James Harden's Man? Why is he sharing private info with some YouTuber?
     
  17. Invisible Fan

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    I see this ish and traveling comments everywhere. Even on rando deal sites when his shoes are on sale.

    SMH
     
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    And last year the data showed that Embiid and Antentokounmpo actually got more free throws vs usage.
     
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