In addition to his beard, James Harden is known for his smooth Eurostep. Whenever the 5-time All-Star goes to the hoop and needs to fake someone out, he almost always executes the fancy layup. It appears that Harden has done the move so much that his Houston Rockets teammates are getting into the Eurostep action.
Rockets center Nene has clearly been watching Harden. During their 137-125 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, the 34-year-old big man executed the move perfectly. After getting a steal on defense, Nene ran the fastbreak with only one man to beat. Instead of trying to dunk or power through the defender like most 6-foot-11, 250-pound centers would do, Nene opted for the finesse of the Eurostep.
The 14-year NBA veteran looked more like a crafty guard than a big man on the play.
The Thunder immediately called a timeout, and the Rockets' bench went crazy, including Harden, who must have been proud of his teammate for doing the move so flawlessly. Nene is averaging 8 points and 4 rebounds, and has helped the Rockets to a 51-22 record this season.
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