Dan Worthington of Bleacher Report has a major issue with James Harden and his trademark step back. It's one of the most lethal plays in all of basketball. It could also be illegal. Now, it's important to note that the NBA cares very little about players taking a few extra steps. Take for instance Robert Covington's sweet little two-step in Saturday's Sixers/Heat game.
Am I tripping or did Covington travel on that 3? pic.twitter.com/Re5cnRfBOD— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 15, 2018
Even Harden's epic crossover from earlier this season has been called into question.
Is this a travel? pic.twitter.com/znl24pshga— Dan Worthington (@danWorthington) March 1, 2018
Do we chalk this up to a bitter national media pundit going after Houston or does Harden get away with traveling on a regular basis?