Paul George takes jab at James Harden after using stepback move on him
Paul George gave James Harden a taste of his own medicine during the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night, and the Oklahoma City Thunder star wasn’t about to downplay the move while speaking with reporters after the event.
During the third quarter of Team LeBron’s comeback win over Team Giannis, George — who was on the losing team — hit a stepback three-pointer over Harden.
Paul George did the James Harden stepback on James Harden pic.twitter.com/RE7buBhcSb
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 18, 2019
Harden is arguably the best offensive player in the NBA, and the stepback is a huge part of his game. A lot of people think he consistently gets away with traveling on that move, and George alluded to that when asked about borrowing it from Harden.
Oklahoma City’s Paul George on his stepback over James Harden.
PG: “Who was guarding me?”
PG: “I hit him with his s—-. … I’ve got that in my package too. Ain’t no travels.”
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 18, 2019
Whether it’s a travel or not, Harden has made the stepback more popular. George wasn’t even the first player in the past week to drain the shot with Harden defending, so it’s something he is probably getting used to.