May 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) loses control of the ball during the fourth quarter as Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher (6) defends in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden Throws Down Alley-Oop From The Game (Video)


May 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) loses control of the ball during the fourth quarter as Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher (6) defends in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve seen some highlights come out of the Drew League already this summer. Noticeably DeMar DeRozan going on a dunking spree, including an alley-oop to himself. But why throw down an alley-oop to yourself when you can have rapper “The Game” throw you one.

As Pro Basketball Talk describes it: “The Drew League is so much fun — ballers (pros and amateurs) and rappers and a whole lot of the Los Angeles basketball scene show up and just have a good time playing the game.”

The game is cherry picking incredibly far down court. His team gets a turn over and someone throws it down court quickly to him. At this point The Game is almost under the rim already and simply lobs it over his shoulder with out looking. A charging James Harden comes flying down the court, gets the ball mid air and slams it home.

Later in the video James Harden dunks again in emphatic fashion. This time by himself. He does some fancy footwork and dribbling beyond the three point arc before getting a lane to the rim where he throws down a tomahawk dunk.

I’d have to say between DeRozan and Harden, James gets the nod.

Beard + The Game > DeRozan by himself.


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