The Houston Rockets love James Harden and just about everything he does. It’s hard to hate a guy who you bet a lot on to get in a trade, but Harden makes it easy to love him with the way he plays the game. He’s been all over the place against the Boston Celtics on Monday night, making plays and pumping up his teammates up.
He’s also in the business of denying baskets by being a ghost down low. Driving to the basket for what looked to be an easy, albeit it slightly contested bucket, Jeff Green was stripped by a phantom who came out of nowhere. Harden comes flying out of the corner of everyone’s screen and strips Green of the ball before he can even elevate.
If you blink, you miss Harden, which means we all know what Jeff Green must have been doing when he was stripped by Harden.