Jan 8, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) reacts to a play during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden pump fakes, drive to basket for two-handed jam (Video)


When the Houston Rockets traded for James Harden, they knew they were getting an explosive player they could build around. One of the ways they decided to do that was add a star point guard, an All-Star center and throw them on the same court as Harden.

So far the plan has worked out alright as a whole, but Harden himself has been outstanding for the Rockets. The latest case of this was Harden faking the Celtics defense out of a perimeter shot before driving to the basket for a two-handed jam.

This is what we’ve come to expect form Harden, and while he likely would be doing nothing different were he still wearing an Oklahoma City Thunder uniform, Rockets fans can rest easy knowing that Harden will be doing it in Houston for the foreseeable future.

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  • Ryan McGuire

    A player pump faking and going to the basket and throwing down a dunk, one or two handed is as common an NBA play as they come. Nothing deserving of a whole article, more like just a quick highlight video. This was a pointless article to write, in my opinion. I feel that people would agree that this kind of headline article hurts the site more than helps it as a whole.