James Harden addressed the viral videos of him shooting a one-legged, step-back 3 pointer in pick-up games, telling Tim MacMahon of ESPN that he wants to add something to his game every season.
“I’m always trying to be creative. I’m always trying to get better — at basketball, life, businesswise…With basketball, you have to be creative. This is my 11th year, and every single year I want to get better. I don’t want to stay the same. You’ve got to find ways to keep growing,” Harden told MacMahon during his annual charity outing in Houston.
Harden added that while he’s not sure if he’s ready to showcase the new skill in a game, he wants his step-back to be his signature move.
“I’m not sure; it’s something that I work on. But you know how Mike [Jordan] has his fadeaway and Dirk [Nowitzki] has his one-leg and [Kareem Abdul-Jabbar] had the sky hook, I want my step-back to be one of those moves that last forever.”