How James Harden Is Exploiting The NBA Part 1


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    There are very few players as polarizing as James Harden, primarily the way he draws fouls. Coach Nick breaks down his tremendous skill, and is then joined by Ronnie Nunn (NBA referee for 19 years, Head Of Officials for 5 years, and Director Of Development for 3 more) to discuss how he draws fouls going to the basket and how far he's pushing the boundaries of the rules.
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Feature DaGreat
Feature DaGreat

He just a sneaky cheater

Vor 2 Tage
Sory Chang
Sory Chang

Can't wait to see another vid justifying kd's out-of-bounds save Vs rockets with a former ref

Vor 4 Tage
Sory Chang
Sory Chang

It can't be more delusional to say we should admire the foul drawing of Harden, it's borderline revolting to Watch You basically suggesting NBA should evolve to free throw shootout and that's fun to watch (maybe if we watch Lonzo Vs Simmons)

Vor 4 Tage
DCYOUKNIGHTED
DCYOUKNIGHTED

Disagree with the third play; harden runs into the leg of kuzma. He is not obligated to move. He’s certainly not obligated to move out of the way for Harden as Ronnie suggests. If Kuzma falls/flops like Harden you will see Harden get a lot more offensive push off fouls.

Vor 5 Tage
sebin kang
sebin kang

flop artist

Vor 7 Tage
lachistera1
lachistera1

I would like to know about Lebron's use of elbows: are they legal? He uses a lot of hands and elbows when he is playing, and many times I have wondered if that is right with nowadays rules. Thanks!

Vor 7 Tage
Ben Godwin
Ben Godwin

Slow down 0:53 to .25 speed an tell me that's not a travel before he dribbles the ball! Why do NBA players get away with lifting there pivot foot. As if being 6'4+ and a couple hundred pounds isn't enough of an advantage for them.

Vor 7 Tage
J V
J V

Not the NBA anymore. It’s the National Tricking Referees Association. Trash

Vor 7 Tage
El tiny mexican drug lord
El tiny mexican drug lord

"Houston might not make the playoffs if they struggle" uhh... no shit 🤔

Vor 11 Tage
John Wick
John Wick

NBA= a league of floppers, drawing-a-foul-players and an 82 game (+playoffs) shooting contest. No wonder people stop caring about it.

Vor 13 Tage
FireTheCannons
FireTheCannons

The NBA is turning into soccer... this shit is so sad...

Vor 13 Tage
Steel Pulse
Steel Pulse

All the Harden haters mad because a top ref explains that he IS GETTING FOULED! Lol

Vor 13 Tage
Stan Mann
Stan Mann

It`s easy, he travels and pushes defenders away from him.

Vor 14 Tage
Edge
Edge

let the defenders drop kidney punches on the offence especially on james carries the ball like a plate of drinks for 5 steps harden

Vor 15 Tage
Damareyon Taylor
Damareyon Taylor

Harden is gonna be MVP but really he plays like a bitch anyone can score 40 a night if they had iso every play then acts like he got fouled every single time he shoots then he gets soft fouls and shoot 20 FTs a game

Vor 17 Tage
Fidel Mercado
Fidel Mercado

He is traveling man

Vor 17 Tage
jim hughes
jim hughes

It’s simple. Don’t hand check him, don’t step in his landing zone. What’s fun to watch is, he draws defenders so close, even though they know not to. They can’t help themselves. It’s impressive. The spurs guard him, hands above shoulders so they don’t foul. The hand checking is illegal, refs just don’t call it unless it’s highlighted by contact, which harden does. Don’t blame him. Don’t hand check, don’t do it.

Vor 17 Tage
jim hughes
jim hughes

Jordan did it with the push off.

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Edward Paterson
Edward Paterson

I think it detracts from the game when the rules do not allow the defender to be in front of the ball. I know the league wants to promote scoring, but it penalizes a defender who has position. The rules should not reward an offensive player when they initiate the contact. TOO MANY FOUL CALLS. it slows down the game, and too much time with players standing around.

Vor 17 Tage
Aaron Young
Aaron Young

All you harden haters would throw a party if he went to your squad. Stfu!

Vor 18 Tage
Ben Dagostino
Ben Dagostino

Lets be honest here, he takes like 40 shots a game, shoots about 20 free throws a game, most of which are gifted to him by the referees. He constantly gets away with travels. He shoots like 20 3s a game, usually only hitting like 5 of them. He plays zero defence. Doesn't perform in the playoffs when refs start letting more aggressive defence go. The rockets are shit to watch. 3 after 3 after 3, foul after foul.

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Spider Sense
Spider Sense

40.3 points 7.1 rebounds 9.4 assists 1.9 steals 40% 3pts And 25 uncalled traveling violations and 20 phantom foul calls a game He's the mopoat

Vor 19 Tage
Chong Yen
Chong Yen

This ain't the nba I knew.. 90s is a man's sport.. Today's NBA is for kids I guess.. Lol

Vor 19 Tage
inspiredtorhyme
inspiredtorhyme

It's not his job to ENFORCE the rules, it's the ref's ca

Vor 19 Tage
inspiredtorhyme
inspiredtorhyme

The fact that he even discovered this facet of the game is brilliant!!! Give that man his credit.

Vor 19 Tage
Dready Kobain
Dready Kobain

Curry’s shot Jordan’s killer will and Hardin’s stepback= best created player ever lmao

Vor 19 Tage
Dakota Miller
Dakota Miller

James Harden is the G.O.A.T

Vor 20 Tage
jamie lanister
jamie lanister

Remember when blasted harden with that elbow when. He was on the lakers lol... that's how you guard him

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Bestofthebest entertainmentgroup
Bestofthebest entertainmentgroup

milwaukee interviews

Vor 21 Tag
JustMe
JustMe

Harden or when the letter of the law becomes more important than the spirit. He's like a lawyer playing basketball.

Vor 22 Tage
Flaming Charcoal
Flaming Charcoal

2:05 you realize this would hardly ever happen a seven game series between teams on opposite conferences

Vor 22 Tage
gabriel1983leo
gabriel1983leo

Listen, I dont care how you chop it up. This is given the game a black eye. Instead of playing basketball, you are playing the refs. Its a whole generation growing up watching this fake hooper who is a average shooter look like the greatest scorer. Im done

Vor 22 Tage
Tray Ezim
Tray Ezim

I don't give a fuk about this referee's opinion I don't give a fuck how long he's been refereeing. Too many ghost fouls are called for this man not denying his talent at all whatsoever but please don't take away the hard work from honest Defenders who put in that work to position themselves to not even touch this man and yet he still gets a call too much excuses for ghost fouls for this man once again Harden is a helluva player but he's only one-sided it would never seem even because he never plays defense at the magnitude of how Defenders defend him.

Vor 22 Tage
Tim Destasio
Tim Destasio

All I see is a bunch of flopping and these 2 honkies are ignoring it.

Vor 22 Tage
D-Boy Booking
D-Boy Booking

I think this video explains it perfectly. Put your hand on him he's gonna flail up as soon as he feels your arm there. That's a contact foul. Stay too close to him he's gonna run into your leg or body and flop. Another foul. Any amount of contact on this guy is gonna be a foul but what this video also shows me is that Harden is extremely inefficient while being forced to his right. My key to defending him would be to always always send him right and hope he drives the lane where they clearly said they call fouls differently. Defense isn't always about touching the guy or putting a body on him. Bait him inside to the right, put your hands straight up and shuffle your feet the bucks did that perfectly as shown in this video.

Vor 23 Tage
Childish FroBino
Childish FroBino

You can't be mad, he's been using the rules to his advantage forever. I like how he taps the breaks on the trailing defender to keep them on his hip and out of the play. Genius

Vor 23 Tage
tom11zz884
tom11zz884

This is the NEW NBA...deal with it WIMPS.

Vor 23 Tage
kibblefit
kibblefit

Secret. Take 45 shots a game. Have the media only cover your missed baskets and forget about all the misses. Become a legend

Vor 23 Tage
ah_priori
ah_priori

This old guy is a moron

Vor 23 Tage
bill seaberry
bill seaberry

Seriously? You didnt show any of the hooking with his off hand on drives, his falling on threes, and when driving straight at a player initiating all the contact. Stockton was a master illusionist and now virtually every scorer attempts these kind of tricks. Kicking the legs, holding the follow through but moving it in or out as a defensive player attempt to jump past the shooter. Hardin is too good to be helped

Vor 23 Tage
Rick C-137
Rick C-137

Its getting even crazier now

Vor 23 Tage
Randall Martin
Randall Martin

Nunn defending Harden is pathetic. Harden travels almost every time and initiates contact to get foul calls.

Vor 23 Tage
Jake Oliveros
Jake Oliveros

man looks like elon musk

Vor 23 Tage
Alexander Gonzalez
Alexander Gonzalez

That last one isn’t a foul. Kuzma’s leg didn’t touch harden but it may have looked like it to the ref since he was looking from behind.

Vor 23 Tage
Andrew Blank
Andrew Blank

Looks like they need to revamp the D

Vor 23 Tage
Infamous J-H00ĶŻ
Infamous J-H00ĶŻ

*BALLING LIKE JAMES HARDEN*

Vor 24 Tage
Hi im Ish
Hi im Ish

Its ironic we have some of the most beautiful technique from Curry, Iriving, LeBron, etc, then we have Harden. I sure as hell hope next gen follows those 3 lmao

Vor 24 Tage
123six
123six

Yada yada yada blah blah blah NBA is SOFT charming SOFT!

Vor 24 Tage
Zane Beckett
Zane Beckett

He's good but he's one of the dirtiest players.

Vor 24 Tage
Winston Behle
Winston Behle

Changed my like to a dislike when you said, "He is an artist out there, and we are all better off by being entertained by what he is doing out there." Sorry, what he's doing is not entertaining and we are not better off for it. James Harden is a cancer and I really hope that he doesn't infect the rest of the league with his uninteresting brand of ref ball.

Vor 24 Tage
Roberto Tapia
Roberto Tapia

He is so fast and a lefty... the nba aint ready. So its easier to call him a cheater and to call the nba out for favoritism. Haters gonna hate..

Vor 25 Tage
revo1974
revo1974

OKC had Harden, Westbrook and Durant too.

Vor 25 Tage
Benjamin Clark
Benjamin Clark

Dumbest thing I've ever heard defense you have to be wide or else you'll trip and fall or just get plain knocked over. That is defense fundamentals

Vor 25 Tage
Benjamin Clark
Benjamin Clark

Bruh playoffs

Vor 25 Tage
Deridia
Deridia

Stop giving excuses about why it's ok, Harden is a scumy cheater.

Vor 25 Tage
socalsp3
socalsp3

Harden is flopping harder than ever before

Vor 25 Tage
Joaquin Rodriguez
Joaquin Rodriguez

This is all Bull, trying to justify bad calls still are bad calls. 5 years ago any of this plays are not fouls. I go further this "fouls" are only call to super stars!! They are not call for regulars players.

Vor 25 Tage
ucheucheuche
ucheucheuche

This guy is a winner, because winners know others are limited by rules, winners use that to their advantage

Vor 25 Tage
rrbarcarse
rrbarcarse

Harden is soooo good!!.......in the regular season

Vor 26 Tage
Zach Noname
Zach Noname

In part two they better be talking about his double step back

Vor 26 Tage
Davivd2
Davivd2

The NBA does James Harden and his fans a great disservice by not officiating him equally with the rest of the league. He's a great player, one that I used to love to watch when he was in OKC. Now when I watch a Rockets game I just get angry. I see him get away with so much. I see the refs call fouls on defenders not just for ticky tack fouls, but for not even touching him at times. I watch defenders put their hands behind their back and just basically let him shoot. This is horrible for the game. I want to be a James Harden fan because his legit game is undeniable. I want to be a Rockets fan, because they could be fun to watch if they were being officiated on a level playing field with the rest of the league, but I just can't bring myself to enjoy either Harden or the Rockets because the game itself is being trivialized in the process. Chris Paul grabs men's genitals to get by them on dribble drives. You can see footage of him doing this all the way back in college. I've NEVER seen a ref call a foul against him for this. Not only is this a foul but it's dirty, and practically rape. James Harden uses his off arm wrapped around a defenders thigh to push himself past them. Harden straight arm pushes people in the chest. Harden blatantly travels multiple times a game and the refs (Surely under direction from the commissioner) allow it to happen. It's such a shame. I really want to enjoy the sport that I love, and I thought that once Stern was out of the picture that we would finally get to just see the game unfold on a level playing field. Sadly Adam Silver is just as corrupt as Stern is when it comes to trying to create an experience through the game as opposed to letting the game itself unfold into an experience for the fans.

Vor 26 Tage
Daniel Beales
Daniel Beales

What the Bucks did is what Scottie Pippen said every team should be doing when defending him.

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Scott Sophia
Scott Sophia

The *NBA OFFICIALS* have created a *MONSTER.*. Watching this makes my blood boil. I have *NEVER* seen another player that looks to draw a *FOUL* as a *PRIMARY* way of *SCORING.*

Vor 26 Tage
Scott Sophia
Scott Sophia

If *Harden* grabbed my arm like that, I would *HIT HIM* with my other arm.

Vor 26 Tage
Scott Sophia
Scott Sophia

Teams need to start hard fouling him and touching him up at the rim. If they are gonna call everything a foul, and only for Harden, then show them what a foul really is. If Harden is gonna flop, then give him a reason to go down.

Vor 26 Tage
Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams

Just stop fucking reaching on him. I get that guys want to stick their hands out, but the majority of the calls he gets are him taking advantage of that. Keep your hands up and move with him and I guarantee he’ll still get some calls, but nowhere near the amount he gets now. It blows my mind that professional basketball players stick their hands out into Harden’s space and then act like they don’t know what’s about to happen.

Vor 26 Tage
Wally Smitty
Wally Smitty

it shouldn't be happening....but he gets away slick walking, holding movement....

Vor 27 Tage
MuMu124
MuMu124

It's the beard...it mezermises the refs

Vor 27 Tage
Tony Rivers
Tony Rivers

I have an idea...Call it the Harden flop. These calls are rotting away the NBA and foulcalling. It shouldn't be condone, but condemn. Idea, call it the Harden foul, a flagrant flop. Never have I seen a player gets away with so much in terms of foul calling and travel passes. Imo, he's a great player but not one of the greatest.

Vor 27 Tage
GrapevineEnt
GrapevineEnt

James Harden is great but he is allowed to travel. Impossible to guard a person that can do that foot shuffling The defenders are conditioned to focus on contesting the shot when he picks up the dribble but he is allowed to travel backwards another foot. He gets space or draws a foul. He is also allowed to push off. If you resist too hard...foul!

Vor 27 Tage
Tony Rivers
Tony Rivers

Those shuffles man. NBA referees are shite nowadays.

Vor 27 Tage
gutenbird
gutenbird

Love watching him play defense too. Wish Harden still still has something left for postseason.

Vor 27 Tage
Basketball Hoopers
Basketball Hoopers

You either hate him or love him. Either way I admire his ability to initiate contact and basically make the refs call the foul. That's something young players should learn!

Vor 27 Tage
Slickat 503
Slickat 503

Harden still not better than Wade

Vor 27 Tage
Sean Klein
Sean Klein

Ronnie Nunn stans so hard for the refs. The refs could have said it’s nighttime while the sun is still shining and Ronnie would explain to us why that was the correct call.

Vor 27 Tage
joephel cabradilla
joephel cabradilla

they won cuz ref help then did u see wht lebron trying to defend rockets hahahahahaha

Vor 28 Tage
williehead01
williehead01

#4 Danuel House Jr. 🏀🏀🏀🏀

Vor 28 Tage
Carey Robinson
Carey Robinson

I put the video in slow mo Every time he did a step back n he literally traveled eveytime lol

Vor 28 Tage
Debonair Jay
Debonair Jay

James Harden is the epitome of the current era of basketball

Vor 28 Tage
Kevin
Kevin

I'm so torn on Harden. He's the most exciting, unwatchable player I've ever seen.

Vor 28 Tage
Richard Anter
Richard Anter

Impactful is not a word.

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Rodolfo Hernandez
Rodolfo Hernandez

NBA used to be spectacular. But now day days the competition is in to see who gets to the free trow line the most. Not good And they keep adding more and more fouls. Let them play please. we pay to much to just see fee trows

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Stew W
Stew W

Harden hooks and pushes off on nearly every play. Why arent those being called?

Vor 29 Tage
Ben Lopez
Ben Lopez

Give all these people some haterade lol

Vor 29 Tage
Ivan Young
Ivan Young

Is there people actually like harden besides rockets fan? Loll

Vor 29 Tage
Raptors Nation
Raptors Nation

Harden is a fucking basketball genius 💯

Vor 29 Tage
M Johannesen
M Johannesen

can you imagine Jordan with the rules and easy drives these days? 40-50 ppg.

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Cubo de Sangre
Cubo de Sangre

The problem is there's always contact and the whistles are notoriously biased.

Vor 29 Tage
ty tyy
ty tyy

i honestly love harden (no homo) he is the G.O.A.T🐐

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Jason Kassa
Jason Kassa

Nunn ain't GOD baby boi... We need to be competent, so we can make our own rational judgement, independent of an authority figure(such as Nunn and/or the host), or the herd(fans, layman, social proof)... Nunn is a man. You feel me?

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Jason Kassa
Jason Kassa

That's exactly how Harden be thinking. And the NBA who wants to open up the action and the global markets... I could come out with a defense that would get me banned to ALASKA...

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Joe Brooks
Joe Brooks

curry’s better , by far rockets probably be doing better if chris paul led the team lebrons also still better harden just hella inefficient

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matthew
matthew

People hate on greatness, just enjoy harden he won't be a player forever

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Kirk Calma
Kirk Calma

Any time someone rises above all others, as Harden has done, especially recently, some will try to bring him down. Exploiting is not cheating, and if the refs don't call it, it's legal, in the context of court play.

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Joshua Phelps
Joshua Phelps

I ain’t know professor x was a basketball fan

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ThePearguru98
ThePearguru98

If the offensive player initiates the contact it shouldn't be a foul

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Poizin Rath
Poizin Rath

That’s what the rules are there for. He’s using them to his advantage. Just because he’s the best at it doesn’t make it cheap.

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MS&D MS&D
MS&D MS&D

he's great, hes the the only 1 who can do that, and others cant, thats why there is an issue..

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Peter Nguyen
Peter Nguyen

Harden gets more free throws per game than some players do their whole career.

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niri hanigo
niri hanigo

Well every star in NBA have some different and unique style for instance curry with 3, remember Lebron James aggressive approach toward rim during with Heat, KD and Klay jump shot and Wall quickness, not to forget James is best when it comes to dribble remember ankle brakes or make it dance, last year they almost beat the Warriors but Chris Paul have to bench, they may or may not get a chance to win this time or Magically coach need to bring 3 points shooter or someone like Ariza But whatever i would say James Harden is one of the best and Fun to watch, forget about the haters.

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Kc Raw
Kc Raw

Fuck is this nigga talking bout hes seen it done by "forwards" at the Rucker

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82jake steed
82jake steed

Mane fuck James harden! You can't play no hard defense on him or they'll give him a foul. Plus that step back at times is a big fucking travel that officials ignore. And the guy plays zero defense!!!🖕🏿

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