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  1. Jean H

    Jean H21 minute ago

    why is harden stepback not a travel?


    STATS DONT LIEHour ago

    Basically they are talking what all the 80s and 90s players did...


    STATS DONT LIEHour ago

    but thats easy for the refs to call travelling...

  4. shohokuslamdunk

    shohokuslamdunkHour ago

    Steph posting up? Brother doesn't have the strength to back down an empty can of coke

  5. Ross JP

    Ross JP2 hours ago

    If Harden became an elite defender on and off the ball AND improved his post game (footwork & advanced moves) he’d be dominant.

  6. Clive HG Lee

    Clive HG Lee2 hours ago

    interesting idea. i do wonder if harden is tall enough to see / pass over taller defenders. compare to Jokic, for instance, who is able to pass out of post ups to anywhere on the court.

  7. J Bains

    J Bains2 hours ago

    I’ve been doing this in 2K

  8. hui bui

    hui bui3 hours ago

    Let's see if harden,Paul and westbrook fit together

  9. scythermantis

    scythermantis3 hours ago

    but what if they just double with Russ's man and let him shoot tho? BRICK

  10. scythermantis

    scythermantis3 hours ago

    I've seriously always thought this was a good idea. Harden could be like a modern Charles Barkley (except he can shoot 3's and doesn't rebound quite as much). Barkley more than anyone else I've seen was a master at posting up and kicking out to open shooters.

  11. Trollmaster69

    Trollmaster693 hours ago

    So basically play like derozan ?

  12. scythermantis

    scythermantis3 hours ago

    Lemme guess ... SHOOT THE MIDRANGE? lol jk Wait... you want that nigga to POST UP??? rofl u crazy man but I like you

  13. Derek Jr

    Derek Jr3 hours ago

    I predict the rockets getting plenty of guard post ups. But it will be Westbrook lol

  14. Your moms is a hoe

    Your moms is a hoe4 hours ago

    3:48 was so fucking sexy...

  15. Sayed El Amin

    Sayed El Amin4 hours ago

    Absolutely agree with this. A good shot is a good shot... and a step back out of the post up is the definition of unstoppable. #takethatforefficiency

  16. 9Clutch

    9Clutch5 hours ago

    So basically, the best way to guard Steph Curry is to not guard Steph Curry.

  17. 1500 sub with no video challenge

    1500 sub with no video challenge5 hours ago

    Zaza with the deadliest ankle breaker

  18. Renism

    Renism6 hours ago

    Coach Nick always got them smoothest ad inserts

  19. Chavanun Siphomsay

    Chavanun Siphomsay6 hours ago

    Even though the rest of the world is catching up but I still see black players though

  20. Chavanun Siphomsay

    Chavanun Siphomsay6 hours ago

    I just hate how you u do your ad lol

  21. yeet master999

    yeet master9997 hours ago

    Can you break down on how DeMar DeRozan is so good at his mid-range game

  22. David Paulo

    David Paulo8 hours ago

    The OKC Thunder frontcourt (KD, Ibaka) won a ring before the backcourt (Westbrook, Harden) did xD

  23. Tenzing

    Tenzing8 hours ago

    The reason why Harden is so hard to guard when he isos at the three point is because he has the Step back three in his bag. Defenders have to play for both the drive and the step back three. For most guys you dont have to press up as much because its a step back three, most maybe make like 30%, but Harden can legitimately make close 40% of those if not closed out on. If he posts up inside, the defender (usually the best team defender) doesn't have to worry as much about the step back as much since he knows Harden is more so trying to get inside to score or draw FTs. A step back 2 at 40% is something defense can live with from Harden. T That's why Harden is always starting from the 3 pt line. Its just straight up more efficient, and you know how much the Rockets love those.

  24. Jan Mat

    Jan Mat9 hours ago

    now yall dm this to james harden

  25. Tilata

    Tilata10 hours ago

    The guy who made this is a joke look at the thumbnail. All he does is pull up some game footage and make generalizations. Not much basketball insight there.

  26. Malvin Denant

    Malvin Denant10 hours ago


  27. Nikola Todorović

    Nikola Todorović10 hours ago


  28. Jaime Sacristán Rivas

    Jaime Sacristán Rivas11 hours ago

    The NBA has made a huge mistake. Sure, it's more entertaining to watch a good offense than a good defense. The problem is, nobody enjoy watching offense when there's no defense. That's why the All-Star game is the biggest bore-fest in the history of basketball instead of being the best game of the year like it should.

  29. Nathan Zachary

    Nathan Zachary12 hours ago

    Post-up?!! Umm...what about frickin DEFENSE?!!! What an idiot, this Cutino Nobody!

  30. JesusIsGOD

    JesusIsGOD13 hours ago

    Ok. The reason why he can't make it through the playoffs is that he relies too much on celebrity foul calls, which don't fly in the playoffs..

  31. menehune1025

    menehune102514 hours ago defense

  32. Turtle And Dad

    Turtle And Dad15 hours ago

    Jordan Durant Kobe they all were elite in the post the fadeaway over either shoulder. Durant is especially good. It also gets teammates open shots and cuts for layups when defense turns their head or doubles. He has all the floaters and shots with diff footwork so he would be fun to watch in the mid range post. Pick and roll spread is great but being predictable makes it tough in playoffs. If I was that great I would want the ball all the time and go 1v1 and show off skills but you have to let others touch it more it makes them better on both ends. And really if they are gonna win title harden and Westbrook will both have to care about defense and give multiple efforts on defense and not have bad body language towards teammates when they or someone gets beat instead they need to just cover for them and take someone scoring as everyone’s fault. And they can’t focus on the refs or get into 1v1 battles that take focus off the game plan.

  33. Team Gamers

    Team Gamers15 hours ago

    Draymonds dirty plays were unacceptable and he shouldn’t get away for flipping players over, but Marcelo Heurtas was just hilarious.

  34. Rocket Raccoon

    Rocket Raccoon16 hours ago

    still no ring. sad

  35. Michael Lowery

    Michael Lowery16 hours ago

    Crazy that a video has to be made to explain to people how great Iverson was, smh new fans got no respect for some of the legends

  36. Terry Laundry

    Terry Laundry16 hours ago

    For whatever reasons USwork made me watch this video after all Lakers have gone through. feel like this is a joke when coach said that game winning shot was a hope to Lakers to be in the Finals and of course they didnt make it and they traded three talents for AD. Lmao

  37. Shayne Gorgichuk

    Shayne Gorgichuk16 hours ago

    Not lead the league again for most turnovers again .....hes first by a mile ...fear the walking turnover james harden ...👍🙈

  38. FootToast

    FootToast16 hours ago

    This video literally described melo's game lmao

  39. Flying Hippo

    Flying Hippo17 hours ago

    How does he hit a green 3 when heavily contested and I don’t

  40. Genesis Jison

    Genesis Jison17 hours ago

    Good thoughts buddy, thanks for the info!!!!

  41. Minimal Interest

    Minimal Interest17 hours ago

    Man james Harden needs to add everything to be effective in the post season not just no damn post up. He needs that, a pull up game, a fade away game, a midrange game, a pivot game, a step back midrange game, all type of moves not just a post up game 🤦 anything besides just shooting step backs and slashing

  42. Alexie Cierra

    Alexie Cierra17 hours ago

    I like a player who can score any shots on the court and not depending on one shot the whole game. Maybe shoot closer to the basket from mid-range or close range if the shots are not going in from downtown during the important moments in the game when points are needed. Also, you can't win the game with just offense or defense. The Rockets main focus is offense and need to show some defense.

  43. RG

    RG17 hours ago

    This is a remarkably bad take. Forget all the reasons why a good post player is not as effective as a pretty good 3pt shooter for now. Am I the only one who remembers that the Rockets just brought in Westbrook? That's a free defender. Any team will be able to send a double team and rotate to leave Westbrook open in the perimeter and allow him to shoot all day long. Not to mention, it would kill Capella's game and rebounding due to poor spacing, and if Westbrook can't keep himself from penetrating off ball, you'll have 3 men under the basket, allowing the opponent to double team Harden and still have one man to crash the boards. It's insane that you would think the only reason teams don't post up as much anymore is because they just "didn't think of it". Have you forgotten that Melo lived and died in the post, even though he was a wing, and that he did that in the Rockets, which made them so terrible they got off to a very poor start and kicked him off the team? And that was before Westbrook joined them! Honestly, you could have gone without posting this video, coach.

  44. Turtle And Dad

    Turtle And Dad17 hours ago

    This analysis is spot on for Westbrook even 5 years later. It’s shocking anyone disagreeed with Durant leaving, can you imagine playing with him? Sure he is still a good player his pure speed and explosiveness will make for exciting plays and occasionally he will calm down and make outside shots, so at times it would be good but the decision making, and the focus because he gets distracted by 1v1 matchups and let’s emotions effect his decision making and patience on both ends of the floor. It would be frustrating for a guy so skilled and smart like Durant. And worst part is his body language with teammates and focus on refs or some beef with player or a fan, maybe he needs to have an enemy to play hard, maybe that’s how he was coached, or maybe he is a superstar who carries himself with supreme confidence and projects that because he thinks he has to, im better than everyone else type attitude. It’s like the guy who never will admit it was his fault in front of everyone and when he gets beat he makes excuses in his mind instead of thinking about he mindset he had and decisions he made and learning from it. The game is so fast most nba players play off instinct and muscle memory, watching film plants that stuff in your mind but it’s not like there is tons of time to think about there and the momentum things would take the average person out of the game immediately. It’s easy to watch from the side and be critical but it can’t be easy to be as good as he is in front of all those people every night and to bounce back from bad games and mistakes and keep playing hard, I don’t like his attitude either especially with the media who really make it all possible, sure a lot of media reporters never played or don’t know the game but neither have a lot of fans and majority of media is covering the game for the casual masses. People who really love the game deeply watch b-ballbreakdown and skip the first take Twitter opinion arguments with strangers. I would like to see coach nick deep dive and do like a top 50 players of all time list, I know rankings are kind of silly but if they are based on coach nicks analysis it would be intriguing.

  45. Brendan Yu

    Brendan Yu17 hours ago

    kinda wanted to see the one legged three tho

  46. Fobinz

    Fobinz17 hours ago

    Sub to my channel for a free skin💯💯

  47. Jean-Charles Kouassi

    Jean-Charles Kouassi17 hours ago

    What about learning to defend too ?

  48. damian smith

    damian smith18 hours ago

    D’antoni dont want that, it slows the game down and less possession

  49. Spektrum HD

    Spektrum HD18 hours ago

    He plays in a 3 or key system tho, why post fade from mid.

  50. ASDFG

    ASDFG18 hours ago

    THE STEP BACK 4s!!

  51. HalloFrame

    HalloFrame18 hours ago

    Don't know about y'all, but this was my 1st time seeing an all-time performance where the player tapped his wrist. I know Lillard does it now and people call it Dame time, but when somebody taps their wrist I think of this moment.

  52. Thanh Duong

    Thanh Duong18 hours ago

    Which one is the better comeback? Nets v. Kings / Clippers v. Warriors?

  53. Ty Armstrong

    Ty Armstrong18 hours ago

    Been saying this for years go check my Twitter....

  54. courtney gates

    courtney gates18 hours ago

    If Harden goes to the raptors he will win the 🏆

  55. pkmondol

    pkmondol19 hours ago

    "If James Harden Does THIS, The Rockets Could Win The Title" This is really just not having to run into the KD Warriors, the greatest accumulation of NBA talent we've ever seen. The Rockets could easily be back-to-back champions were it not for the Warriors.

  56. P4T21CK K1NG

    P4T21CK K1NG19 hours ago

    Michael Jordan carried just as often and got away with it. It is a trend, not an exception.

  57. Anthony Martinez

    Anthony Martinez19 hours ago


  58. Rin Pendra

    Rin Pendra20 hours ago

    What the rockets need to do to win? Make midranges. Stop settling for threes for the entire damn time.

  59. Noah Sarnoff

    Noah Sarnoff20 hours ago

    Kyrie already does this and it works so🤷‍♂️😂

  60. The Fab 007

    The Fab 00720 hours ago

    Gary > Cp3

  61. J.D. Hague

    J.D. Hague20 hours ago

    I opened this video and was expecting the answer to be playing defense. I kept expecting defense to be the answer. This is something that might help the Rockets a little bit, but not a lot and good luck convincing them to do it. Besides Russ is going to be filling that role, not Harden, they lose a deep threat and spacing in having Harden post-up.

  62. Jack Püst

    Jack Püst20 hours ago

    USA didn’t even bring there best players, just a bunch of solid young guys. They would’ve crushed if they had guys like Curry, Durant, Lebron, Giannis, etc.

  63. Steve Biko

    Steve Biko21 hour ago

    Esse deu muito azar na carreira !!!

  64. Darth Exia

    Darth Exia21 hour ago

    NBA Style is now upside down PG SG posting up SF Point Guard PF C shooting 3pts NBA EVOLUTION

  65. Cubero III

    Cubero III21 hour ago

    Best add yet

  66. Game Makers

    Game Makers21 hour ago

    That's if Harden and Westbrook play 100% smart

  67. Lunareste

    Lunareste21 hour ago

    The Rockets are two time champions, how can it take them further than that?

  68. LeMagic James

    LeMagic James22 hours ago

    BS. If they big guys spot up, who gon get the offensive glass? Kyrie? No. Big guys rebound

  69. MollyQerimNeeds ToSTFU

    MollyQerimNeeds ToSTFU23 hours ago

    meanwhile Kobe routinely did this with a mix of 3's...

  70. jsfbr

    jsfbr23 hours ago


  71. Chief

    ChiefDay ago

    None of this matters if the refs activate playoff mode again.

  72. ImBarryScottCSS

    ImBarryScottCSSDay ago

    I dunno, he would have to shoot well over 50% from his postups to justify taking those shots inside the arc. It's possible I guess, maybe at the expense of some of his more inefficient drives and if he draws a ton of fouls on them. I don't really buy the whole you are gonna tire your opponents out so much that they suddenly shoot 25% worse from changing 5% of your offensive sets to JH postups, doesn't seem reasonable.

  73. 11Dubs30

    11Dubs30Day ago

    USwork suggested in 2019. Coach is in a time warp where he doesn't age, has all the same slogans. You in?

  74. Mark L.earns

    Mark L.earnsDay ago

    Thank you coach for the amazing ads you put out, it doesn't even bother me that I have to watch the rest of the video to see them! Keep doing the great work!

  75. PaulDogBaby

    PaulDogBabyDay ago

    All you gotta do is be physical with JHarden.... He's probably one of the worst high volume scorer the LEAGUE has ever seen. His game is dependent on how involved the refs are for his favor, and also, he waste absolutely no ENERGY on defense, because he doesn't play any at all (disgusting). I've never seen this much attention for 1 player, who clearly is only 1 denominational. It's very sad that he (JHarden) actually thinks he should've won 3 MVP Award in a row. This man is gonna end up like CAnthony towards the back end of his career.

  76. Joe L

    Joe LDay ago

    T R U L Y D I S G U S T E D ! ! ! This would have been a piece of cake for USA!!! UNFORTUNATELY, NOT EVEN A SINGLE TOP-TWENTY USA PLAYER in the NBA rankings demonstrated any love for their country - they refused to play for the USA in the FIBA tournament 2019. They're solely interested in the good ol' dollar, which they're doled out to in the millions! Shame on those players who were healthy and declined the invitation to the FIBA! As far as the next Olympics, I -- as a veteran of the Army and true patriot -- don't even care about them participating in the Olympics! THEY CAUSED THE DAMAGE by failing to play for their nation and that's going to be a long, long memory hard to erase! I'm forthwith going to root for the USA players who showed up at the 2019 FIBA, as well as their NBA teams! I'm disgusted!!!

  77. Shin Akuma

    Shin AkumaDay ago

    In just the opening alone, he carried and traveled. And yet he will never win a title being the main person in Houston

  78. xRecluse

    xRecluseDay ago

    U mean play defense right!?!?!

  79. Mario Lopez

    Mario LopezDay ago

    Lol nice raycon drop

  80. Tigerex966

    Tigerex966Day ago

    stop flopping traveling and hooking (offensive fouls). And yes it is a travel. play off the ball and play more defense besides reaching in. And stop bragging so much and be humble. use the midrange.

  81. P4T21CK K1NG

    P4T21CK K1NGDay ago

    Do a video on how Lavar Ball hides all of his children's lack of talent!

  82. jondominoloveqwick

    jondominoloveqwickDay ago

    i want to see the beard grind on the low post

  83. Michael Jordan

    Michael JordanDay ago

    Kyle Korver. Either double team Bron or give Kyle a 3. Most underrated duo.

  84. Hagu Magee

    Hagu MageeDay ago

    Maybe after this, people will stop hating on DeMar DeRozan 😂

  85. Shaquan Payne

    Shaquan PayneDay ago

    uhh smh if you are a rockets fan you would know the style of dantoni said that mid range 2 point shots are a no, 3 point and 1s and in the paint shots is his preferred style.

  86. Mr. EDP

    Mr. EDPDay ago

    I think what is really being demonstrated by the "lack" of quality play from Team USA is that most of the "NBA" players shouldn't actually be in the NBA. There is actual talent in the NBA and then... there isn't. There are a bunch of guys who are just filling a spot on the roster, they are not world class players. The Lebron's, KD's, Kyrie's, Giannis's, Klay's, and Kawai's are very rare. Some are close to them, but very few. Most every one else are just a fill ins.

  87. Its_Makkoo

    Its_MakkooDay ago

    Harden needs to play off ball soo he he can take over

  88. Marcus Garvey

    Marcus GarveyDay ago

    Thats melos game but they dont want him

  89. shlidgn90

    shlidgn90Day ago

    It’s funny they are talking about guards posting up. Klay Thompson started doing this during last years playoffs.

  90. 19 guys with boxcutters

    19 guys with boxcuttersDay ago

    If Harden’s posting up what will Westbrick do?

  91. KunaiForce

    KunaiForceDay ago

    Main difference between kawhi and PG is kawhis back to the basket game

  92. Trey Scott

    Trey ScottDay ago

    Uhh he does have the fanciest of footwork

  93. RoboTiger Gaming

    RoboTiger GamingDay ago

    Great content but the great brandjng stands out. The iconic music stands out anf you immediately know you are in for a good analysis

  94. June28July

    June28JulyDay ago

    Fuck KD

  95. Darrell King

    Darrell KingDay ago

    James Harden has never been a primary post up player in his career. You don't go from James Harden to Hakeem in one season. On top of that they don't have any spot up Bigs on the rockets so posting will mess up spacing. And you do get tired from posting up. For once i have to disagree with coach

  96. Mitch Finn

    Mitch FinnDay ago

    If they post of Harden and/or Westbrook, wouldn't it be better if they had a stretch 5? Capella can't make any jump shot.

  97. XboxRacer

    XboxRacerDay ago

    The Rockets can win if James Harden plays shooting guard and Russel Westbrook is challenged to average 15 assists a game.

  98. jcity943

    jcity943Day ago

    idc what nobody says 0:30 is a travel

  99. Letwalk

    LetwalkDay ago

    I love this game

  100. Chris

    ChrisDay ago

    I get his point, but the rockets have westbrook he’s a post player that will already get doubled teamed and leave open looks out on the arc. Wether it be to gerald green, pj , or even gordon. I do think harden should post up when he goes brain dead in post season.