James Harden put on a clinic during the Rockets’ Game 1 win over the Timberwolves on Sunday. The MVP favorite scored 44 points in the win. He also broke out a unguardable step-back move on Andrew Wiggins that was a clear travel.
The Beard is out here handing out free dance lessons… #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/FbQ7b9mHSo
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 16, 2018
With that move not being called, Joel Embiid seemed to have found inspiration for his own game. Ahead of Monday’s Game 2 against the Heat, Embiid — who was ruled out for the game with his facial fracture — was jokingly practicing Harden’s mean step-back.
Joel Embiid having a little fun imitating that infamous James Harden step-back pic.twitter.com/BOYCW9ySz5
— Dennis Chambers (@DennisChambers_) April 16, 2018
Embiid has been known to pick up post moves and make shooting adjustments just by watching YouTube videos, so it’s only a matter of time before Embiid unleashes that move on his NBA competition.
We’ll have to wait and see if refs actually call it a travel next time.
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