James Harden had Kent Bazemore spinning like a top in a 2019 matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets.
The Beard was setting up the offense after a Hawks score when he approached the 3-point line. Harden told teammate Kenneth Faried to set an off-ball screen in the other direction to gain space. With Bazemore dipped in a defensive stance, Harden quickly went left and right between the legs, causing Kent to nearly tip over. This forced him to spin counter-clockwise just to keep up with the action. Before he could make the full 360 turn, Harden was already in the paint. The dizzy Bazemore watched helplessly as James sank the floater.
The sneakers the Beard laced up for this epic crossover was the adidas Harden Vol. 3. The Boost cushioning provides a plush feeling that absorbs any landing. The shoe was made specifically for Harden with traction that rides up the midsole, a feature that helps James stabilize himself on step-backs as well as killer crossovers.
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