James Harden has been more than just one of the best players in the NBA since he was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets before season. Harden scored more than 36 points in his first two games with the Rockets and is averaging a whopping 25.9 points per game through the early part of the year, but he’s apparently also an entertainer.
As you can see from the video above that The Big Lead shared with us, Harden high-fived his imaginary teammates on Monday night after sinking a technical free throw in the second quarter of a loss to the Miami Heat. Either he’s superstitious and has to stick to the same routine after shooting free throws, or Harden was making a pretty funny mid-game joke.
In only seven games with Houston, we now know more than ever why people sculpt fruit arrangements and delicious cakes in honor of the man with the beard.