Steph Curry Does Harden Step Back, Gets Called For Travel

Last night the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings had a record breaking night, combining for 41 made three point shots and further proving we are fully entrenched in the live by the three, die by the three era of NBA Basketball. This is at least the 3rd or 4th time that we’ve seen either a team or individual 3pt made record set this season.

You would think that would be the main headline coming out of that game, but instead the major news was about a 3pt shot that didn’t go in. Steph Curry pulled this move that has been made famous by James (traveling) Harden and shocker, it was called as a travel.

Curry went on to hold the numbers 1 & 3 up to his chest in clear reference to the fact that if it was Harden pulling this move then he would have got away with it.

Via Yahoo Sports

You can call it some BS that the refs let Harden get away with this and call other guys like Curry for pulling the same move, and you would be correct in that assessment.

But I have another school of thought on why Curry pulled this move and made such a big deal about it when he got called for it. I think Curry was attempting to highlight the hypocrisy that Harden gets away with doing it in an attempt to put it in the minds of referees for future purposes.

Maybe if Curry can embarrass the refs into actually calling Harden on a travel when he pulls the same move it can benefit the Warriors if they matchup with the Rockets again this post season. I mean think about it, Curry doesn’t need to use that move to get his shot off. He has the quickest release we’ve ever seen, he has a bagful of other tricks he can use as well to create separation. He doesn’t need to copy James Harden, but after a recent overtime loss to Harden and his Rockets maybe Curry felt the need to expose this nonsense.

Listen I don’t hate Harden, I know a lot of people hate his game and the style in which he plays. But the facts are that he is utilizing every trick possible to score and he works hard to perfect his craft. It may not be pleasant to watch, but it’s hard to argue the effectiveness.

With that being said, plays like the one below can’t continue to be allowed to happen, it is plain and simple a travel. Harden just like Curry has a bagful of tricks that he can use at any given time, he doesn’t need to be allowed to blatantly break the most simple rule in basketball.

Curry had some thoughts for the media on the call after the game as well.


This clip was too funny not to add.



  1. Anonymous

    February 20, 2019 at 4:47 am

  2. Charlie Cranston

    Charlie Cranston

    January 7, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    That’s because Harden cashes in his frequent flyer mileage for the next no-call after every possession.

  3. Wilfredo Negron Jr.

    Wilfredo Negron Jr.

    January 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Lucas this is pretty funny lol

  4. Will Clements

    Will Clements

    January 7, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    The refs literally tried to give the warriors the win against Houston the other night. Like the worst no call in history. Then James “ball is life” harden just fucked them. Steph still salty obviously

  5. Michael Béla Visy

    Michael Béla Visy

    January 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Harden doesn’t wear 31.
    Steph doesn’t have dyslexia.
    Maybe he’s referring to the 3-1 lead he blew.

  6. Michael Cather

    Michael Cather

    January 7, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Joe Nicholson his post game interview about it was pretty funny as well

  7. Jesse Armstrong

    Jesse Armstrong

    January 6, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    yup travels all the time harden does

    im a hater he shoots 20 times a game from 3
    last night he was 5 of 17 from 3 he shoots ridiculously amount of ft still scored 38 last night..
    if lillard shot 20 threes a game he would avg 40 a game lol.
    how about nurkic tho lately

  8. Brian Wells

    Brian Wells

    January 6, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Isaiah Hegler Jesse Armstrong Smokee Hoaglen

  9. Marquis Cordero

    Marquis Cordero

    January 6, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Yall GSW fans still hurt about that dagger from harden lmaooo

  10. Taylor Anderson

    Taylor Anderson

    January 6, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Scott Jackson lol

  11. Taylor Joseph Ross

    Taylor Joseph Ross

    January 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Can’t watch Basketball. The Rules are a joke. Im surprised ball handlers can’t run up to the defense and cold clock them and drop back and shoot and get an and-1

    • Nathaniel Fleming

      Nathaniel Fleming

      January 6, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      What Harden does is legal. He gathers while he takes his 2nd and 3rd step. Steph took one step then 2 more then gathered for his shot. NBA’s always been like that. Check the rulebook mate

    • Taylor Joseph Ross

      Taylor Joseph Ross

      January 6, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Nathaniel Fleming not sure what a ruleboom is, but I’ve watched Harden do his thing, even has the commentators asking why it wasn’t called. And the rulebook is what I’m talking about. The NBA has stupid rules and I can’t watch it. James Harden also threw a basketball into the stands out of anger and didn’t get ejected for it. Someone did that a couple days ago and got ejected. One day you’ll realize I know what I’m talking about. I don’t just say things just to say them.

    • Nathaniel Fleming

      Nathaniel Fleming

      January 6, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      Dude I’ve been watching basketball my whole life. Kobe did that same exact move millions of times. It’s not a travel when you gather the ball during your 2nd and 3rd step. And it’s sad as shit that the commentators don’t know the rules. Do your research them come back and lmk.

    • Taylor Joseph Ross

      Taylor Joseph Ross

      January 6, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      Nathaniel Fleming and I didn’t even watch the clip until you triggered me with your nonsense, because I wasn’t even talking about this specifically, just the rules in general, but after your Comment I watched both Curry’s Travel, and Hardens “non travel” from a couple weeks ago against Utah, Harden is out here playing Hopscotch and Curry’s barely looked like anything compared to it. But both are still Travels, Harden gets away with everything. A player shouldn’t be able to abuse the rules as well as Harden does, which makes the NBA “Ruleboom” terrible.

    • Taylor Joseph Ross

      Taylor Joseph Ross

      January 6, 2019 at 9:40 pm

      Nathaniel Fleming okay lets take announcers out of the picture. Steph Curry might be the best PG in the game right now, it’s pretty sad he doesn’t know that rule apparently, Jalen Rose also said it was terrible officiating when they didn’t call the Travel. Everyone’s a couch expert. I think I’ll listen to the people who get paid to do this stuff and former and current players but hey

    • Nathaniel Fleming

      Nathaniel Fleming

      January 6, 2019 at 9:44 pm

      Look up the official rule book. Lmk

    • Taylor Joseph Ross

      Taylor Joseph Ross

      January 6, 2019 at 9:48 pm

      Nathaniel Fleming why do you keep bringing up the rule book? Especially after I keep saying the rules are stupid? Literally everyone besides you thinks Hardens stepback is a travel. Either that or Steph got an unfair call. Either way it’s Biased officiating over garbage rules. I’ve legit watched both clips multiple times. And Hardens looks worse than Curry’s. When Harden did it, all 3 announcers immediately said it was a travel, the same with Multiple Analysts the following day. I literally don’t know what to tell you. But again, because I cannot stress this enough, all I said was that the NBA has terrible rules, you started this whole thing about Harden

    • Taylor Joseph Ross

      Taylor Joseph Ross

      January 6, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      Nathaniel Fleming okay sorry, a single Ref and you vs. the world. My bad dawg

    • Jay Konyha

      Jay Konyha

      January 7, 2019 at 5:18 am

      Nathaniel Fleming a third step ?!!! What sport are we talking about ?

  12. Brian Chase Sublet

    Brian Chase Sublet

    January 6, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Josh Forester copy cat!

  13. Leon Asicksik

    Leon Asicksik

    January 6, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    And harden does it so many times and gets away with it. Mr traveler of NBA

  14. Eric McGovern

    Eric McGovern

    January 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    He wouldn’t degrade himself like that.

  15. Zachary May

    Zachary May

    January 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Steffan Ryan

  16. Adrian Gomez

    Adrian Gomez

    January 6, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    David Johnson did you listen to his post game interview?

  17. Serge Moroz

    Serge Moroz

    January 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Trent Jones

  18. Christopher Carbajal

    Christopher Carbajal

    January 6, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    He needs to stop being a snitch lol just play the game and stop crying to the refs

    • Richie Juarez

      Richie Juarez

      January 6, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      Christopher Carbajal well when one player doesn’t everytime and doesn’t get the call but you try and instantly get the called for it youd be pissed too shit bullshit harden gets every call

    • Andrew Wayne Blacksmith

      Andrew Wayne Blacksmith

      January 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Its not snitching we all see harden get away with it, its the same reason the lakers played “hands behind the back” defense. Harden gets away with more than anyone.

  19. Ethelbert Luna Gazmen II

    Ethelbert Luna Gazmen II

    January 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Lmao he already palming the ball on his zero step which is counts as one step… he clearly doing it wrong lmao

  20. Dustin Thornton

    Dustin Thornton

    January 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Steph and Durant always crying

    • Billy Fischbeck

      Billy Fischbeck

      January 7, 2019 at 6:41 am

      Dustin Thornton I’m just going to assume that you’re a fan of the biggest crybaby in the league…. (LBJ)

    • Dustin Thornton

      Dustin Thornton

      January 7, 2019 at 6:55 am

      I know you ain’t saying shit, Kaeperdick is STILL crying

  21. David Johnson

    David Johnson

    January 6, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Adrian Gomez not really did you read the article?

  22. Kyle Belcher

    Kyle Belcher

    January 6, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Jon Pittman

  23. Bayasaa Bryan

    Bayasaa Bryan

    January 6, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    NBA Refs are joke over rated!!! all of them be shamed on working on NBA

  24. Daniel Louis

    Daniel Louis

    January 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    He put a 3 and 1 on his chest. Warriors blew a 3-1 lead.

  25. Joey Fingas

    Joey Fingas

    January 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Adrian Gomez you picked up on that did ya?

  26. Maksim Mazor

    Maksim Mazor

    January 6, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Clearly didnt do it right

  27. Will James

    Will James

    January 6, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Jon Rutkowski

  28. Jareth Bruton

    Jareth Bruton

    January 6, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Just proves that harden pays refs

  29. RJ Robertson

    RJ Robertson

    January 6, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    James Seekins

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