If you wanted to know which Harden season was most filled with highlight plays, look no further than the 2013-14 campaign. Checking the footwear this season leads to one-model in particular: the Nike Zoom Crusader. Unlike the previous Hyperdunks that offered more support, the Crusader featured a much lower cut and lower-to-the-ground court-feel.
Harden was smoking opponents so badly that he performed a eurostep, while also making a game-winning shot in the same play.
While Harden had a great year embarrassing his opponent, the end of the season was disappointing as Harden’s Rockets were bounced out of the first run off of a buzzer-beater by Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.