Video: Rockets’ James Harden hits 1-footed, side-step 3-pointer during Rico Hines run
Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden is known for his flashy moves on the court. His crossover has left many defenders staring up from the deck, only to see a 3-point shot being hoisted over their heads. However, his latest bit of creation may be his best yet.
While taking part in a run at a recent Rico Hines scrimmage, Harden proved why he is recognized as one of the greatest marksman in the NBA.
As he often does with the Rockets, Harden brought the ball across the timeline. After making his way to the right side of the floor, he stunned those in attendance by knocking down a fading, one-legged triple.
Look closely and you’ll see that Harden leapt from his left foot and still sank the shot. Perhaps this is the new move he has been working on:
As you can see from the clip, Harden appears to be keeping himself in great shape. The seven-time All-Star will undoubtedly be looking to lead the Rockets back into playoff contention in the coming season.
The Beard made 78 appearances with the Rockets during their 2018-19 regular-season campaign, averaging a career-high 36.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting from the field (36.8 percent from beyond the arc), 7.5 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 36.8 minutes per outing.
The Rockets finished the 2018-19 season with a 53-29 overall record, which earned the team a No. 4 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs. Unfortunately, though, Houston was defeated by the Golden State Warriors in the second round, 4-2.