If you tried this move in a high-school game 10 years ago, you would have been called for traveling.
In today’s NBA, as the rules are interpreted, James Harden‘s step back is not a travel.
At an event on Friday, a young fan tried to call Harden out on the travel and he defended himself. Via Kelly Iko of The Athletic.
James Harden asked by a kid about his step back move and whether it’s a travel—says he’s working on a new move this season that might look like a travel, but it’s not. pic.twitter.com/1HV6gCH6BR
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) July 19, 2019
Harden’s stepback is not a travel (when he executes it properly). Even if it looks like it is.
Here is the play in question.
Did Harden travel? ]]>🧐