Is JAMES HARDEN Breaking The NBA Rulebook?

  • Published: 28 April 2017
  • Coach Nick is joined by 19 year veteran NBA referee Ronnie Nunn to go through Houston Rockets guard James Harden's game to isolate the fouls he's generating while taking 3 point shots. This is the latest example of a talented player stretching the rules to the point where the NBA might have to step in and adjust how they referee these types of shots. Do they continue to keep awarding 3 free throws? Or do they award the ball out of bounds?
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    • dowinic
      dowinic  1 years back

      BBALLBREAKDOWN What about the fact that he misses almost every time he draws the 3pt foul it obviously affects his shot

    • Harrison C
      Harrison C  2 years back


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    BongMcKushington  4 weeks back

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    • dy120481
      dy120481  4 weeks back

      Without question the biggest stat padder in NBA history.

      • Gerardo Tolentino
        Gerardo Tolentino  4 weeks back

        mvp of flopping and free throw

        • wrldpce5
          wrldpce5  1 months back

          Harden sucks d

          • Jm Gonzaga
            Jm Gonzaga  1 months back

            Talk about the 3 step stepback

            • Jm Gonzaga
              Jm Gonzaga  1 months back


              • Brett Yellow
                Brett Yellow  2 months back

                All of you all are just salty

                • D F
                  D F  2 months back

                  Harden and the hack checking rule ruined basketball for me. It's softer than European soccer.

                  • gearsplayer0612
                    gearsplayer0612  2 months back

                    James Harden turned me from a die hard NBA fan to a die hard English Premiere League and UFC fan.

                    The NBA is a disgrace to competitive athletics and fans should be reimbursed on every James Harden game ever. Even if he did not play.
                    As we pay for- and is advertised as a basketball game with set rules.

                    James Harden should be dragged to the middle of Houston and stoned by the elders of the city.

                    • Kevin Barron
                      Kevin Barron  2 months back

                      Footie is on the phone...

                      • Ron Eason
                        Ron Eason  2 months back

                        Bad for the game of basketball

                        • Knowledge is Power
                          Knowledge is Power  2 months back

                          My least favorite NBA player of all time.

                          • Pot Head Media
                            Pot Head Media  2 months back

                            I don't think Jordan went to the hoop thinking I need to get contact I think he went to the hoop saying I'm a score on this m***********

                            • Brad Kleffman
                              Brad Kleffman  2 months back

                              He pushes off, travels, and flops

                              • A Jack
                                A Jack  2 months back

                                It's simple. Do not reach and you won't foul. What a bunch of whiny bitches.

                                • Intisar Kazumi
                                  Intisar Kazumi  2 months back

                                  A Jack yeah like when he grabs his opponents when hes driving to the basket and THEY get called for a foul? Come on

                              • Bennie Blanks
                                Bennie Blanks  2 months back

                                The question is simple: do you want to watch an NBA where offensive players can force the defense to foul them?

                                If not, then something has to be done about James Harden; he's constantly finding new ways to exploit the rules.

                                He shouldn't be praised for it. It's not "shrewd" or "creative," it's cheating. Call him on it.

                                • fistful0fst33l
                                  fistful0fst33l  2 months back

                                  1:42 Harden clearly grabs ahold of the defender's arm as he's driving in an attempt to draw the foul. He's a f**king cheater.

                                  • Shah Humayun
                                    Shah Humayun  2 months back

                                    Bro you are awesome and the music is lit!!!!!!

                                    • Γιώργος Θεοδωρόπουλος

                                      It’s simple: It’s a foul when the defenders arms come on you, not when you drive your arms on the defender’s

                                      • B B
                                        B B  2 months back

                                        Sad thing is is 2 years later they still haven't done a f****** thing about it

                                        • Peter Qi
                                          Peter Qi  2 months back

                                          nba rules are a joke

                                          • Owner of a Busted Ricecooker

                                            Never gonna win a championship

                                            • Chlint Valenzuela
                                              Chlint Valenzuela  3 months back

                                              You're right! A hook foul should be an offensive foul.
                                              He does it for a cheating purpose.
                                              Impliedly saying that the officials are too stupid to see my clumsy style of desperate cheats.
                                              ^^^ I just couldn't wonder why Bin Laden's style is not yet detectable after a couple of games.Maybe the whole NBA officials and personnel will take notice of this in the year 2030!

                                              • ArthurVandelay
                                                ArthurVandelay  3 months back

                                                he travels or flops on 75 percent of his plays. fuck harden and fuck the're not even addressing his bullshit double step back travel.

                                                • Steph Curry And Surfing
                                                  Steph Curry And Surfing  3 months back

                                                  Who could like this stat padding flopper

                                                  • Peter Qi
                                                    Peter Qi  2 months back

                                                    He's doing his job well it's the nba that can't make up rules that make any sense

                                                  • White Steven A. Smith
                                                    White Steven A. Smith  3 months back

                                                    Oh you mad mad

                                                • Chino780
                                                  Chino780  4 months back

                                                  I don’t like watching him play because of this. It’s so cheap.

                                                  • Rosita Delacruz
                                                    Rosita Delacruz  4 months back

                                                    Harden is Just Smart ok

                                                    • Melvin Sprewel
                                                      Melvin Sprewel  4 months back

                                                      He's playing the WNBA style in the NBA simple as that ...

                                                      • T1Oracle
                                                        T1Oracle  4 months back

                                                        Stupid refs isn't Harden's fault.

                                                        • Jay Bee
                                                          Jay Bee  4 months back

                                                          Thats called cheating and trying to getting away with it. Your not a true basketball player James harden. If it wasn't for that cheating you would literally be a nobody.

                                                          • Real_Jamal 1
                                                            Real_Jamal 1  4 months back

                                                            I'm a rockets fan and he is just taking advantage of it

                                                            • 2big2fast2strong
                                                              2big2fast2strong  5 months back

                                                              They should penalized harden

                                                              • Sean Adachi
                                                                Sean Adachi  5 months back

                                                                That's actually a flagrent foul on harden. It's a non basketball foul that's intentional.

                                                                • Joe Cap
                                                                  Joe Cap  5 months back

                                                                  He flops and travels..hate watching him.

                                                                  • Shinji Bing
                                                                    Shinji Bing  5 months back

                                                                    They need a rule to fix this bullshit because it tainted the game to where players abuse this foul call. It should simply be the free throws are only given if the foul is committed during the shot and any foul/hook/contact before the player is in shooting motion then it’s just a personal foul rather than a shooting foul. A shooting foul should only be a foul when a foul is committed during the shot not a foul turning into a shooting foul because the player wants to draw points by faking a shot

                                                                    • Shinji Bing
                                                                      Shinji Bing  5 months back

                                                                      No fear of contact? More like he can’t be touched at all without getting free throws every time so he has no reason to fear the contact.

                                                                      • XC Liu
                                                                        XC Liu  5 months back

                                                                        This is why James Harden becomes James Soften in playoffs.

                                                                        • liquid snake
                                                                          liquid snake  5 months back

                                                                          This shit is too funny 😂😂😂 I thought Allen iverson was the foul drawer, James harden on another level.

                                                                          • Sam Sule
                                                                            Sam Sule  5 months back

                                                                            alright kids are you ready for the new technique in today's training session
                                                                            yes kids this is great and useful crush your opponent
                                                                            lets set up the drill, don't worry about injury it's smart
                                                                            bad luck for your defender

                                                                            • joephel cabradilla
                                                                              joephel cabradilla  5 months back

                                                                              were not impresss still stephen curry our true mvp

                                                                              • Merensosang Aier
                                                                                Merensosang Aier  5 months back

                                                                                Harden: do you want some cookies from this jar
                                                                                Defender: no I don't want your cookies.
                                                                                Harden: yes, you do.
                                                                                Harden makes some contact with the defender n shoots the ball
                                                                                Ref sees defender's hand inside the cookie jar ( defender has no idea how the the heck his hand got in)
                                                                                Ref now catches the defender red handed 😂😂😂

                                                                                • Ian MacLean
                                                                                  Ian MacLean  5 months back

                                                                                  The asterisk on everything he's doing/done.

                                                                                  • Nasri Jumaidi
                                                                                    Nasri Jumaidi  5 months back

                                                                                    Harden is great in a unique way, he is not the player who cant make shot, but his purpose is to break his opponents and be pressured while guarding him, while the defence is soft he can score anywhere, if you take him hard he gonna draws foul and will score at the free throw line. All i can say he is genius player.

                                                                                    • Amber Crombie
                                                                                      Amber Crombie  5 months back

                                                                                      The original Isaiah that's funny.

                                                                                      • Sheng Han
                                                                                        Sheng Han  6 months back

                                                                                        Drawing contact with an off arm when you are the one initiated it, man, it should be a call on you. Harden, you dirty bastard.

                                                                                        • YjayD Lawas
                                                                                          YjayD Lawas  6 months back

                                                                                          A combination of flop and drama in drawing fouls. Oh my God, a player that becomes MVP due to flopping... Smmmmhhhh.... kids would learn drama because of Harden. Thanks NBA.

                                                                                          • Chris Mitchell
                                                                                            Chris Mitchell  6 months back

                                                                                            If Houston wins Title this year, I think viewing will go down 5/10% next year