WATCH: James Harden Crossover Breaks Wesley Johnson’s Ankles

James Harden may have just taken the soul of Wesley Johnson. During the second quarter of the Rockets-Clippers matchup, Harden crossed over Johnson causing him to fall. Harden stopped for a few seconds to stare at Johnson then drilled a three. The play instantaneously went viral.

Harden not only feels confident about his handles, but the Rockets chances to compete for a title this season. Harden spoke with ESPN about his confidence in his team.

“This is probably the best team I’ve ever been a part of, from top to bottom,” Harden told ESPN. “The chemistry that we have, included with the coaching staff — I mean, we’re having a lot of fun.”

The last time the Clippers and Rockets squared off there was a locker room altercation. Harden tried to take the high road when asked about the rivalry.

I was there, and I didn’t like it at all, but I’m happy to be on the court tomorrow and help my teammates…”[I expect] a competitive game. We’ve been playing extremely well. They’ve been playing well. They’re fighting for a playoff seed as well. We’re fighting for the No. 1 seed. So it’s going to be a playoff atmosphere in there. You can expect every game from here on out to be a playoff atmosphere. That’s what we need. Nothing changes for us. We need to go out there and execute and just try to keep our streak alive.

Source: Heavy Sports