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James Harden: A Eurostep above the rest

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by mr. 13 in 33, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. mr. 13 in 33

    mr. 13 in 33 Member

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    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/spo...hp?t=5d0507da41f992f472&cmpid=twitter-premium
     
  2. JuckTheFazz!

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    He's lying. There is some Hollinger type of freak hiding in his beard telling him what to do next.
     
  3. photojoe

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    Love this!
     
  4. swyyyguy

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    he's definitely trying to draw fouls. who is he trying to kid?
     
  5. HTown_DieHard

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    95% of the time Harden is fouled... I don't see why people are b!tching.
     
  6. PeppermintCandy

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    The way the article describes how Harden racks up fouls sounds similar to the tactic that Kevin Martin used a few seasons back as a Rocket, though of course at an altogether different level. Morey likely keeps an eye out for these kinds of players.
     
  7. macho GRANDE

    macho GRANDE Elvis, was a hero to most but................

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    Arian Foster in shorts. Incredible vision
     
  8. Jontro

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    Oh those silly Euros and their steps.
     
  9. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!
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    Lewis LLoyd did it too, back in the day.

    DD
     
  10. Patience

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    Nice to see Kerr admit they actually are fouls when he watches the replay. Sorry, Amare, no angels involved.
     
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    I wish someone with skill and some time could put together a video montage of the many many slomo replays where harden's biceps to forearms always get guillotine-smacked by 1 to 4 arms. Everyone is so eager to watch the replay cause they think he flopped, but then the replay often shows the guy taking desperation fouls. There is no one on earth that can guard his drive, and it frustrates opponents and their fans.
     
  12. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    Opponents definitely fouled him. Even ask kerr
     
  13. RoxBeliever

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    It's HardenBeard, the Most Valuable Beard
     
  14. RoxBeliever

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    Harden has a strong core so he can maintain his balance through his zigzagging moves to make the shot. That's a skill very few guys have.
     
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    This is why you need to join a Mavs board already. You say that like it's a bad thing. The ability to draw fouls and get to the FT line is an asset. All of the greats get to the FT line. Just as MJ, Kobe, LeBron, Hakeem, and yes even Shaq and Wilt. Players can't stop them so they foul them hoping the official bails them out. Most of the time it's that simple.

    When did shooting FTs become a bad thing? Screw the other team.
     
  16. Aleron

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    You can't be as fluent as Harden is and be doing it consciously
     
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  17. vlaurelio

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    He has a gyroscope tucked in his beard
     
  18. jordnnnn

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    This. I can't stand the he just flops bs. If you actually watch the plays he is clearly fouled almost every time.
     
  19. DreamShook

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    They all know he's going to do it yet they still reach And complain. Only player I've seen not go for the bait was Matthews during the playoffs last year.
     
  20. Mr. Clutch

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    They can't stay in front so they foul him.
     

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