Step-back. Floater. Euro step. He has so much in his package, and he's always hitting tough shots.
I mean, he's creating new shit in the off-season where he's shooting one-legged, step-back, side-step … pretty soon he's gonna do a handstand and kick the motherfucker in the basket.
I'm just being real. This is what James Harden does. Everything he does starts with his step-back. He's legendary for it. Some people say it's a travel,
I say if the referee doesn't call it, I'm all for it, find a way to stop it, travel or not. But his whole attack is built off that step-back.
He hangs the ball out there and teases you with it, and then he waits for you to make a move.
He's reading you, whatever you decide to do, he's got a counter for it.
Because if you give him too much space, he's gonna take the step-back, and probably make it.
If you get too close to him — if you try to get up into him and take the shot away,
he's either going to lean into you and draw a foul or blow right by you and take it to the basket.
He's one of those guys you game plan for. Like you go into the game saying, "We're not gonna let James drop 40 on us."
And he still drops 40 on you. That's the mark of an unstoppable player.
I think if you asked multiple people who is the most unstoppable player in the league is right now, it would be a toss-up between a healthy KD and James.
But if you ask me? It's James Harden, for the win.