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


  • Geonaz Ivan Resma
    Geonaz Ivan Resma  2 weeks back

    Mj the goat and second is harden

    • Rick Rolled
      Rick Rolled  3 weeks back

      James Harden is just a unconventional basketball player. That is why he is so unguardable. The defenders need to stop complaining and just play diciplined.

      • Stephane H
        Stephane H  4 weeks back

        The moment he feels someone handchecking he grabs their arm

        • Logan
          Logan  3 months back

          I’m gonna be pissed if Harden doesn’t win an Oscar

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            BongMcKushington  4 months back

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            • dy120481
              dy120481  4 months back

              Without question the biggest stat padder in NBA history.

              • Gerardo Tolentino
                Gerardo Tolentino  4 months back

                mvp of flopping and free throw

                • wrldpce5
                  wrldpce5  4 months back

                  Harden sucks d

                  • Jm Gonzaga
                    Jm Gonzaga  4 months back

                    Talk about the 3 step stepback

                    • Jm Gonzaga
                      Jm Gonzaga  4 months back


                      • Brett Yellow
                        Brett Yellow  4 months back

                        All of you all are just salty

                        • D F
                          D F  4 months back

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

                          • gearsplayer0612
                            gearsplayer0612  5 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  5 months back

                              Footie is on the phone...

                              • Ron Eason
                                Ron Eason  5 months back

                                Bad for the game of basketball

                                • Knowledge is Power
                                  Knowledge is Power  5 months back

                                  My least favorite NBA player of all time.

                                  • Pot Head Media
                                    Pot Head Media  5 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  5 months back

                                      He pushes off, travels, and flops

                                      • A Jack
                                        A Jack  5 months back

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

                                        • Intisar Kazumi
                                          Intisar Kazumi  5 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  5 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  5 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  5 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  5 months back

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

                                                • Peter Qi
                                                  Peter Qi  5 months back

                                                  nba rules are a joke

                                                  • Toy - Man
                                                    Toy - Man  5 months back

                                                    Never gonna win a championship

                                                    • Chlint Valenzuela
                                                      Chlint Valenzuela  5 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  5 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  6 months back

                                                          Who could like this stat padding flopper

                                                          • Peter Qi
                                                            Peter Qi  5 months back

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

                                                          • White Stephen A. Smith
                                                            White Stephen A. Smith  6 months back

                                                            Oh you mad mad

                                                        • Chino780
                                                          Chino780  7 months back

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

                                                          • Rosita Delacruz
                                                            Rosita Delacruz  7 months back

                                                            Harden is Just Smart ok

                                                            • Melvin Sprewel
                                                              Melvin Sprewel  7 months back

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

                                                              • T1Oracle
                                                                T1Oracle  7 months back

                                                                Stupid refs isn't Harden's fault.

                                                                • Jay Bee
                                                                  Jay Bee  7 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  7 months back

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

                                                                    • 2big2fast2strong
                                                                      2big2fast2strong  7 months back

                                                                      They should penalized harden

                                                                      • Sean Adachi
                                                                        Sean Adachi  7 months back

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

                                                                        • Joe Cap
                                                                          Joe Cap  8 months back

                                                                          He flops and travels..hate watching him.

                                                                          • Shinji Bing
                                                                            Shinji Bing  8 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  8 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  8 months back

                                                                                This is why James Harden becomes James Soften in playoffs.

                                                                                • shock toast
                                                                                  shock toast  8 months back

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

                                                                                  • Sam Sule
                                                                                    Sam Sule  8 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  8 months back

                                                                                      were not impresss still stephen curry our true mvp

                                                                                      • Merensosang Aier
                                                                                        Merensosang Aier  8 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  8 months back

                                                                                          The asterisk on everything he's doing/done.

                                                                                          • Nasri Jumaidi
                                                                                            Nasri Jumaidi  8 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.