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Houston Rockets Guard James Harden turns 30 today

Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden turned 30 years old Monday yes the big 3-0. Now entering his eighth year in Houston, James Harden has earned NBA All-Star honors in all seven of his seasons with the Houston Rockets. He’s been named to the All-NBA First Team in five of those years and also becoming MVP during the 2017-2018 season.

Lets take a look at James Harden’s best plays from the 2018 season.

Arguably the second-greatest Houston Rockets player of all time, so happy birthday to the bearded one himself, James Harden.

Did you know: James Harden ranks ninth among NBA players by total career regular-season three-point field goals made (2,025).

Over the offseason, the Houston Rockets superstar has worked to add a one-legged, step-back 3-pointer to his game in order to continue to keep defenses on their toes.

“I’m always trying to be creative,” Harden said of adding new moves to his repertoire, via ESPN. “I’m always trying to get better — at basketball, life, business-wise. I’m always trying to find ways to be impactful. 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.” 

“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,” Harden said. “So when I travel around the world and I see little kids that [say], ‘Hey James, I got a step-back!’ — I love to see that. 

“It’s me being a creator and me being an innovator and paving the way in basketball in my own way, doing it how I want to do it, and that’s what it’s all about. As a little kid playing in these parks, that’s what I imagined. That’s what I dreamed of. Now it’s coming to reality, so it’s pretty cool.”  

Will this move become as deadly as James Harden’s stepback?

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