While not known as a dunker, Harden can get up and posterize folks on the court. One of these victims was #Shaqtin hall-of-famer Javale McGee.
The Lakers vs. Rockets matchup started pretty evenly, with the Beard looking to make an impact. Harden went for a jab step at the three-point line, easily breezing past Lonzo Ball after the moves. Two dribbles later and James was airborn for the slam. McGee rotated over but jumped only when Harden was near his peak vertical jump. Harden tomahawked a left-handed jam over Javale, with the Lakers center losing his balance and falling on his butt afterwards. The cherry on top was Harden sneering and flexing with both arms for the cameras.
The sneakers the Beard laced up for this dunk 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.
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