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Sorry but Harden step back is a Blatent travel

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by HardenMvp, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. riko

    riko Member

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    Harden undercover hater creates that id so no one can suspect his agenda. Swayyyyguy at work. Try to be less obvious
     
  2. YOLO

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    not really. its a legal basketball move. just bc you can't do it doesn't make it a travel
     
  3. Giannis

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    play basketball and study the game. if you cant tell thats on you
     
  4. JayZ750

    JayZ750 Contributing Member

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    Y'all (well, OP) don't get it.

    Harden actually KNOWS the rulebook.

    I'm not sure why people haven't figured this out yet. He's a master of getting foul calls. Not because he acts. But because he KNOWS the rulebook, so USES the rules to his advantage.

    The surprising part isn't that he does this, it's that no one else historically has done it quite like he has.

    The NBA may and in the past has made adjustments to change how the refs are calling Harden. First he was getting "too many" calls on drives. Refs changed that, so Harden adjusted by just saying ok, I'll bait you into fouls on threes instead of drives. Well that pissed some people off, so NBA changed that rule last offseason. Harden saw that coming, so added a stepback, and took the time to UNDERSTAND the rules enough to know what was/is a stepback, and what isn't.

    The result is, he now has: Drives/drive fouls, threes/three fouls, eurosteps, step-back 3's and EVEN step back 3's fouls (and and-1 4 point plays).

    All of which makes me kind of hope the NBA looks at this in the offseason and changes the rule a bit, because Harden will add a wrinkle, and I'm curious what it will be.
     
  5. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    well, if it's the truth we're after . . .

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    Haters gonna hate.

    If you wanna try and get nit picky you could call about 50 carries in a game.

    Not gonna happen.
     
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  7. Giannis

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    did not see a stepback, but a drive that gets called 50 percent of the time. i didnt watch it closely or count the steps, but it looked like a travel. i am quick to rewind if i think he does because his game is fun to watch anyways.

    can you post which one?
     
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    It's weird because you are campaigning AGAINST your own namesake.

    The NBA refs (you know, the highest possible authority on this matter) seem to think it is not a travel, but you, a so called "Harden fan" must know better. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:.

    I now repeat, go away you idiot.
     
  9. BigMaloe

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    Move over DMO...!!!

    We need MOAR travel/gather threads...!!!!

    It’s an official takeover.
     
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    If Harden isn't an NBA player, he would have been an NBA referee. ;)
     
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  11. YOLO

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    i bet OP thinks this move isn't a travel

     
  12. Giannis

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    i think it is the opposite, players cant stop him without bending and breaking the rules so harden makes sure they get punished for it
     
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  13. napalm06

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    I.D.I.O.T

    We will see a lot more twins of this thread before the playoffs end
     
  14. Mr. Clutch

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    If it was blatant, then you wouldn't need to put it in slow-motion to see it
     
  15. Giannis

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    blatant, never dribbled so he cant step and pick up the other foot without beginning his dribble
     
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    Can you blame him when his feet are quicker than his hand?
     
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  17. ReignSupreme

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    Shut the F*** up, you hating b****.
     
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  18. Madano

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    Even if it were a travel (it isn't), the league wouldn't do anything about it. It is a cool and exciting move, just enjoy it.
     
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    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    Pathetic.
     
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