James Harden is one of the NBAâ€™s most dynamic scorers and the favorite to win MVP this season. Heâ€™s a challenge for any player to defend, and when heâ€™s getting away with the move below, heâ€™s impossible.
During Game 1 of the Rocketsâ€™ first-round matchup with the Timberwolves, Harden broke down Andrew Wiggins off the dribble and knocked down a step-back 3.
The footwork was incredible. It was also a blatant travel.
Harden took four steps back after he picked up his dribble. It was done quickly, and it wasnâ€™t called.
NBA fans certainly took notice, though. They all had the same reaction.
But letâ€™s be realistic â€” no NBA ref is going to call that a travel. They even let this one go.