Are CURRY And HARDEN Seriously Breaking The Rules?

  • Published: 11 October 2018
  • It's only the preseason, but Steph Curry and James Harden are in midseason form with their ball handling wizardry. Find out from our expert Ronnie Nunn (19 year NBA referee) whether they're getting away with something, or just executing within the rules.
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Comments • 1 339

  • Fujii
    Fujii  1 months back

    stephs move was a standard move, tf where people bitching about

    • Callergy
      Callergy  1 months back

      They each did a questionable move how would they be breaking the rules, travels and double dribbles are missed all the time and he doesn’t make videos on those

      • Callergy
        Callergy  1 months back

        What’s the point of this video

        • look at. the top of ur head

          Who else thought it was going to be about them kicking out there leg for a 4 point play

          • lionel ooi
            lionel ooi  2 months back

            Harden (side hop step jumpshot)😂😂

            • Its Publizz
              Its Publizz  2 months back

              Bruh why does this video even exist 😑

              • Fortnite Connaisseur
                Fortnite Connaisseur  2 months back

                After review in slow mo they both look legal to me, and Ronnie agrees

                • Christopher Catubag
                  Christopher Catubag  2 months back

                  How about the double step back,??? Tsk2.... it's absolutely insane illegal but why the official are keep ignoring that moves

                  • Anthony King
                    Anthony King  2 months back


                    • Zachary Liu
                      Zachary Liu  2 months back

                      On the Harden Play, the real illegal move was at 4:11 when harden carried the ball

                      • gahel centeno
                        gahel centeno  2 months back

                        His hand has to be under the ball or both hands have to be on the ball in order to be a travel

                    • Jacob Cadet
                      Jacob Cadet  2 months back

                      James Harden carryed the basket ball

                      • Emese Hugli
                        Emese Hugli  2 months back

                        the Harden move isn't even legal

                        • Jack Mehoff
                          Jack Mehoff  2 months back

                          Well if players can charge, but still get their foul shots, what does it matter what Harden, and Curry do. It doesnt. The refs are selective on who they call fouls on, whst kind of fouls they call. In other words, the refs are cheating.

                          • ヅItsTotallyJMP
                            ヅItsTotallyJMP  3 months back

                            Those two are literally unstoppable.

                            • Yo
                              Yo  3 months back

                              James Harden is a lefty, that's why his moves look so weird :P

                              • Jules Verde
                                Jules Verde  3 months back

                                Faking a gather is one thing, but I don't see how you can legally go from running with the ball and then hop n plant both, feet and then go back to running; that's a travel violation. Harden's move was totally legal because of his footwork.

                                • Bleu Token
                                  Bleu Token  3 months back

                                  Wtf you didn't see James carrying the ball? And Steph literary touches the ball with he's right hand and left when he was facing LeBron. This game is already Curropt and they making money off of it so they gonna leave thrm

                                  • Low
                                    Low  3 months back

                                    666k subs ?!?!?!?!?!?!?

                                    • N cM
                                      N cM  3 months back

                                      Hardens stepback is so effective it fooled the refs

                                      • Jack Wildermann
                                        Jack Wildermann  3 months back


                                        • oxXBubbleXxo
                                          oxXBubbleXxo  3 months back

                                          3:57 so if the hand is not supposed to be under the ball while dribbling in the first example..
                                          HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!

                                          • Rudolf Leahu
                                            Rudolf Leahu  3 months back

                                            It’s called bringing the ball up dumbass

                                        • John Hall
                                          John Hall  3 months back

                                          What do people want? Harden is well within the rules. Do people want 1960s style ball or something? I like to watch interesting creative basketball. For the rest of you go watch George Mikan and Minneapolis lakers highlights.

                                          • Antoine Ones
                                            Antoine Ones  3 months back

                                            This particular move of harden’s isn’t a travel. It is more of a hop step which is legal. Kobe did something similar on a 360 reverse dunk behind the back of anyone remembers. But I’ve seen Harden take literally 4 steps and he doesn’t get blown down. I think it’s just the fact that he’s considered superstar. If Bol Bol started shuffling his feet like a damn fool like that they’re definitely blowing that shit down

                                            • morsteen
                                              morsteen  3 months back

                                              What in the actual hell is that ref talking about on harden? Can you stand there and pass yourself the ball from your left to right in front of you while your hopping and then jump off one of your feet to THEN establish your planted foot? Uh no not even. Why? Because the second he passed it to his left hand the dribble stopped and his right foot was the plant foot. He cant then hop off his right as if he had just received a live pass.

                                              • JEM1974
                                                JEM1974  4 months back

                                                These particular plays may have been legal, but Harden travels ALL THE TIME with that step back bullcrap, and Golden State sets up more illegal picks than the rest of the league combined (which is how they get so many 3 ptrs off). Those cheaters block like linemen.

                                                • The Nech
                                                  The Nech  4 months back

                                                  What he means to say is... We don't call travels or carries on superstar players. Because if we did their patented moves would be called out.

                                                  • God Usopp
                                                    God Usopp  4 months back

                                                    Curry moves are pure basketball skill but hardens are rule breaking and if it was anyone else it would be a travel or carry

                                                    • PROVEN FACT VIDEOS
                                                      PROVEN FACT VIDEOS  4 months back

                                                      You could create a ten minute long hi-lite reel of these two players traveling and palming the ball in just this one series.

                                                      • Alb Bauti
                                                        Alb Bauti  5 months back

                                                        Id like to hear harden 2 step back, not bwhind the back where its not illigal to see,

                                                        • Nathan Cooney
                                                          Nathan Cooney  5 months back

                                                          You are allowed to small or two big steps but you must shoot and you can't dribble or you must pass

                                                          • winnor guimere
                                                            winnor guimere  5 months back

                                                            Lol , Curry doesnt touch the ball. its just a fake .

                                                            • All my Imaginary friends
                                                              All my Imaginary friends  5 months back

                                                              his Motion stoped. he walked look at his feet, so what is it a side ways behind the back hop step bull. curry wasn't even close to doing anything illegal MJ move in out fake. playground playbook 1a

                                                              • William Bruce
                                                                William Bruce  5 months back

                                                                Looks like a pair of carries by Harden on the play. Would have been called in 90s NBA!

                                                                • Marcus Koone
                                                                  Marcus Koone  5 months back

                                                                  Steph has the best dribble moves since iverson.

                                                                  • Milagro Estratha
                                                                    Milagro Estratha  5 months back

                                                                    Omg ronnie

                                                                    • Rambo Picaso
                                                                      Rambo Picaso  5 months back

                                                                      @coachnick @nunnbetterrefs can the ball be switched from hand to hand in the air and not be a double or atleast a self pass (travel) ? Thanx in advance

                                                                      • Rambo Picaso
                                                                        Rambo Picaso  5 months back

                                                                        On the harden move...can I switch the ball in the air from hand to hand with out a bounce and it not be a double [email protected]

                                                                        • Nevin Joyce
                                                                          Nevin Joyce  3 months back

                                                                          Rambo Picaso yes, if you do it in two steps and you take a shot/pass after

                                                                      • Lob_Wiggle
                                                                        Lob_Wiggle  5 months back

                                                                        Hardens playstyle is cheap....i mean it works but its hella disgusting...

                                                                        • Rafael Villamor
                                                                          Rafael Villamor  5 months back

                                                                          I think they are diviating the rules to justify and tolerate Harden

                                                                          • Rox Bury
                                                                            Rox Bury  5 months back

                                                                            Breaking the nba rules. No
                                                                            Breaking the laws of physics and logic. Yes.

                                                                            • HDN_MATT 04
                                                                              HDN_MATT 04  5 months back

                                                                              Wasn't Harden's play illegal? Because he had his hand under the ball, after the ball bounced the first third and fourth time... and thanks to both of you for this nice video✌🏼

                                                                              • AT MB
                                                                                AT MB  5 months back

                                                                                Mr. Nunn is one of the greatest supervisors I've ever worked for!!

                                                                                • Not You
                                                                                  Not You  5 months back

                                                                                  The ref made sure to say its important curry's hand is on the side and not under the ball, but in the Harden clip at 4:12 his hand is literally on the bottom of the basketball. I know this doesnt get called in NBA but its so blatant how is it not pointed out? especially when the ref brings it up in regards to Curry?

                                                                                  • rich mariano
                                                                                    rich mariano  5 months back

                                                                                    Harden moves is elegal that it..

                                                                                  • TRUTH
                                                                                    TRUTH  5 months back

                                                                                    hardens dribble is illegal before he even makes the move. his hand is clearly under the ball on the dribble as hes walking up

                                                                                    • ATL 1
                                                                                      ATL 1  2 months back

                                                                                      Maybe you should sign up to be a NBA ref since you know more

                                                                                  • Erci
                                                                                    Erci  5 months back

                                                                                    People in the comments going crazy over these moves any person that plays basketball knows how easy these are

                                                                                    • ·ΠΠ[]×€§·
                                                                                      ·ΠΠ[]×€§·  5 months back

                                                                                      So you pass the ball from hand to hand and that does not constitute the gathering of the dribble, and then take 2 steps? He clearly established his pivot foot as the left foot when he gathered the ball behind his back.

                                                                                      • Reese Perlman
                                                                                        Reese Perlman  5 months back

                                                                                        Curry's move is legal. I have copied it and kyries similar move and played with it for a year now. No ref has called it. Great move