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Watch: Embiid mocks Harden's step-back travel

For The Win logo For The Win 3 days ago Andrew Joseph
Joel Embiid holding his hand up to his mouth: Associated Press © Associated Press Associated Press

James Harden put on a clinic during the Rockets' Game 1 win over the Timberwolves on Sunday. The MVP favorite scored 44 points in the win. He also broke out a unguardable step-back move on Andrew Wiggins that was a clear travel.

With that move not being called, Joel Embiid seemed to have found inspiration for his own game. Ahead of Monday's Game 2 against the Heat, Embiid - who was ruled out for the game with his facial fracture - was jokingly practicing Harden's mean step-back.


Embiid has been known to pick up post moves and make shooting adjustments just by watching YouTube videos, so it's only a matter of time before Embiid unleashes that move on his NBA competition.

We'll have to wait and see if refs actually call it a travel next time.



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