Are CURRY And HARDEN Seriously Breaking The Rules?

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  • Published: 11 October 2018
  • It's only the preseason, but Steph Curry and James Harden are in midseason form with their ball handling wizardry. Find out from our expert Ronnie Nunn (19 year NBA referee) whether they're getting away with something, or just executing within the rules.
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  • morsteen
    morsteen  2 weeks back

    What in the actual hell is that ref talking about on harden? Can you stand there and pass yourself the ball from your left to right in front of you while your hopping and then jump off one of your feet to THEN establish your planted foot? Uh no not even. Why? Because the second he passed it to his left hand the dribble stopped and his right foot was the plant foot. He cant then hop off his right as if he had just received a live pass.

    • JEM1974
      JEM1974  3 weeks back

      These particular plays may have been legal, but Harden travels ALL THE TIME with that step back bullcrap, and Golden State sets up more illegal picks than the rest of the league combined (which is how they get so many 3 ptrs off). Those cheaters block like linemen.

      • The Nech
        The Nech  1 months back

        What he means to say is... We don't call travels or carries on superstar players. Because if we did their patented moves would be called out.

        • God Usopp
          God Usopp  1 months back

          Curry moves are pure basketball skill but hardens are rule breaking and if it was anyone else it would be a travel or carry

          • PROVEN FACT VIDEOS
            PROVEN FACT VIDEOS  1 months back

            You could create a ten minute long hi-lite reel of these two players traveling and palming the ball in just this one series.

            • Alb Bauti
              Alb Bauti  2 months back

              Id like to hear harden 2 step back, not bwhind the back where its not illigal to see,

              • Nathan Cooney
                Nathan Cooney  2 months back

                You are allowed to small or two big steps but you must shoot and you can't dribble or you must pass

                • winnor guimere
                  winnor guimere  2 months back

                  Lol , Curry doesnt touch the ball. its just a fake .

                  • All my Imaginary friends
                    All my Imaginary friends  2 months back

                    his Motion stoped. he walked look at his feet, so what is it a side ways behind the back hop step bull. curry wasn't even close to doing anything illegal MJ move in out fake. playground playbook 1a

                    • William Bruce
                      William Bruce  2 months back

                      Looks like a pair of carries by Harden on the play. Would have been called in 90s NBA!

                      • Marcus Koone
                        Marcus Koone  2 months back

                        Steph has the best dribble moves since iverson.

                        • Milagro Estratha
                          Milagro Estratha  2 months back

                          Omg ronnie

                          • Rambo Picaso
                            Rambo Picaso  2 months back

                            @coachnick @nunnbetterrefs can the ball be switched from hand to hand in the air and not be a double or atleast a self pass (travel) ? Thanx in advance

                            • Rambo Picaso
                              Rambo Picaso  2 months back

                              On the harden move...can I switch the ball in the air from hand to hand with out a bounce and it not be a double [email protected]

                              • Marshawn Lynch
                                Marshawn Lynch  2 months back

                                Hardens playstyle is cheap....i mean it works but its hella disgusting...

                                • Rafael Villamor
                                  Rafael Villamor  2 months back

                                  I think they are diviating the rules to justify and tolerate Harden

                                  • Rox Bury
                                    Rox Bury  2 months back

                                    Breaking the nba rules. No
                                    Breaking the laws of physics and logic. Yes.
                                    Lol

                                    • HDN_MATT 04
                                      HDN_MATT 04  2 months back

                                      Wasn't Harden's play illegal? Because he had his hand under the ball, after the ball bounced the first third and fourth time... and thanks to both of you for this nice video✌🏼

                                      • AT MB
                                        AT MB  2 months back

                                        Mr. Nunn is one of the greatest supervisors I've ever worked for!!

                                        • Not You
                                          Not You  2 months back

                                          The ref made sure to say its important curry's hand is on the side and not under the ball, but in the Harden clip at 4:12 his hand is literally on the bottom of the basketball. I know this doesnt get called in NBA but its so blatant how is it not pointed out? especially when the ref brings it up in regards to Curry?

                                          • rich mariano
                                            rich mariano  2 months back

                                            Harden moves is elegal that it..

                                          • TRUTH
                                            TRUTH  2 months back

                                            hardens dribble is illegal before he even makes the move. his hand is clearly under the ball on the dribble as hes walking up

                                            • Erci
                                              Erci  2 months back

                                              People in the comments going crazy over these moves any person that plays basketball knows how easy these are

                                              • ·ΠΠ[]×€§·
                                                ·ΠΠ[]×€§·  2 months back

                                                So you pass the ball from hand to hand and that does not constitute the gathering of the dribble, and then take 2 steps? He clearly established his pivot foot as the left foot when he gathered the ball behind his back.

                                                • Reese Perlman
                                                  Reese Perlman  3 months back

                                                  Curry's move is legal. I have copied it and kyries similar move and played with it for a year now. No ref has called it. Great move

                                                  • Sheldon Earthstein
                                                    Sheldon Earthstein  3 months back

                                                    THe Association, carries, palms, walks, and plays outside what was Basketball. However, the game is
                                                    better than ever in my 58 years of being a fan.

                                                    • daniel dunbar
                                                      daniel dunbar  3 months back

                                                      yeah, harden's getting away with traveling

                                                      • Deez Nuts
                                                        Deez Nuts  3 months back

                                                        They did away with carrying sense AI

                                                        • Patrice Lewis
                                                          Patrice Lewis  3 months back

                                                          They should've shown Harden famous travel

                                                          • Carlton Vincent
                                                            Carlton Vincent  3 months back

                                                            When it comes to James Harden , why didn't you just simply talked about his step-back jumper that he does every game in the NBA when he takes four steps backwards before he shoots? Why pick that particular creative play?

                                                            • Alex the Kobe lover
                                                              Alex the Kobe lover  3 months back

                                                              3:23 if you keep watching when harden was standing look at his feet he moves his left one then moves his right one isn't that a travel?

                                                              • Jack Carter
                                                                Jack Carter  2 months back

                                                                He pivots his right foot, he doesn't take a step

                                                            • Mudri
                                                              Mudri  3 months back

                                                              Hardens is borderline illegal cause u had to slow the video down to see his right leg was still on the ground. So he did 2 steps not 3 after the dribble.

                                                              • morsteen
                                                                morsteen  2 weeks back

                                                                But what everyone is also missing is that since it was actually a pass to his own right hand, the dribble had then stopped. Thus, since his right foot was down when his right hand received the pass, that was his planted foot, and then becomes his pivot foot. If he had passed it to himself in front in an obvious way nobody would think he could then hop and take two steps after that.

                                                            • Cameron Tomplait
                                                              Cameron Tomplait  3 months back

                                                              Harden is mvp shut up

                                                            • Chris Myers
                                                              Chris Myers  3 months back

                                                              Plenty of proof of Harden walking and it not being called!! Hell he had one game to where he took a total of 13 small steps!! Shit offense isn't that important!!

                                                              • George Tate
                                                                George Tate  3 months back

                                                                Stop changing the fn rules

                                                                • R. Forrest Blount
                                                                  R. Forrest Blount  3 months back

                                                                  Too much traveling and ignoring of three seconds in the NBA. Ridiculous.

                                                                  • J H
                                                                    J H  3 months back

                                                                    Harden looks like a travel

                                                                    • Shayrul Balindong
                                                                      Shayrul Balindong  3 months back

                                                                      Curry what??? Harden breaks the RULES obviously but STEPH?? Are you high?

                                                                    • Bun Bear
                                                                      Bun Bear  3 months back

                                                                      So i never seen how coach nick. And he doesn't look how he sounds lol. Interesting!

                                                                      • Jason Xian
                                                                        Jason Xian  3 months back

                                                                        Shup up man they pro means they good lah

                                                                        • Mr.Bewilder Chill
                                                                          Mr.Bewilder Chill  3 months back

                                                                          Harden's behind the back step back is legal for the new rules but a travel for the oldies

                                                                          • Caleb TeBokkel
                                                                            Caleb TeBokkel  3 months back

                                                                            How are you not talking about the harden step back with him?

                                                                            • Bewildering Truth Seeker
                                                                              Bewildering Truth Seeker  3 months back

                                                                              Why not show what your title actually says? And show the touches that actually ARE getting away with cheating? This is click bait.

                                                                              • Justin Brown
                                                                                Justin Brown  3 months back

                                                                                I call bullshit, its called favoratism so get a life and fuck off

                                                                                • linda angsiewkim
                                                                                  linda angsiewkim  3 months back

                                                                                  You are just a hater for curry and harden

                                                                                  • Khirro Toribio
                                                                                    Khirro Toribio  3 months back

                                                                                    1:45 i always do that

                                                                                    • grygrskls
                                                                                      grygrskls  3 months back

                                                                                      Harden picked up his right foot when starting that move. Travel

                                                                                      • Nas
                                                                                        Nas  3 months back

                                                                                        Both moves are legal. Durant did Harden's move a few games back. Jamal Crawford did it alot of times .