The Funniest Reactions to James Harden's Epic Ankle Breaking Crossover
James Harden pulled off the crossover of the year
On Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets defeated the LA Clippers 105-92 at the Staples Center. It was the second time this year the two teams played. Their first meeting was full of tension; after the game James Harden and some of his teammates tried to muscle their way into the Clippers locker room. It made for one of the wildest NBA nights in recent memory.
Well last night was even wilder. And it was because James Harden had a moment.
Late in the first quarter, Harden pulled off one of the nastiest crossovers you’ll ever see on poor Clippers guard Wesley Johnson.
Have you seen it? If you haven’t, here it is:
Wesley Johnson has to go into a witness protection program. And James Harden must be brought up on charges for snatching this man’s soul. pic.twitter.com/7pM82he8kC
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 1, 2018
Absolutely disgusting. Harden completely broke Johnson’s ankles, stared at him, and then hit the shot. It’s not even fair.
As soon as the moment happened, the Twitter reactions came in. And they were fierce. Here was some of the best reactions from last night:
Had to do it….
James Harden ending Wesley Johnson’s career is even better with Titanic music!!!
— 🏀🚢🎶TITANIC HOOPS🏀🚢🎶 (@TitanicHoops) March 1, 2018
— me (@tigercranestyle) March 1, 2018
Recap of what James Harden did to Wesley Johnson pic.twitter.com/LHMmNSyt2R
— Doug Dimmadome owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome (@_Myleshigh) March 1, 2018
Wesley Johnson to his teammates, after James Harden crossed him into next century pic.twitter.com/iIvFdtEdqR
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) March 1, 2018
James Harden looked at Wesley Johnson like pic.twitter.com/YbTEb7cC73
— I am Carcajun (@RoyBeLike) March 1, 2018
“And now Harden will take the strenf of Wesley Johnson’s ankles eweh!” pic.twitter.com/VdXoCdC3XL
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 1, 2018
This what Wesley Johnson seen when he looked up at harden pic.twitter.com/LoNEmOKITs
— Trill Withers (@TylerIAm) March 1, 2018
james looked down upon wesley like pic.twitter.com/ax2BnRDV46
— Mason Rudolph’s Intellect (@HPJArt) March 1, 2018
Wesley Johnson looked back like pic.twitter.com/jsnqd0mg86
— Wurn! (@itswurn) March 1, 2018
Wesley Johnson after the game pic.twitter.com/5E8GmxTPGw
— The Monday Morning QuarterBLACK (@TheMMQBL) March 1, 2018
Glad to see Wesley Johnson is back on his feet https://t.co/f2UbVmqVgS
— All Def Digital (@AllDefDigital) March 1, 2018
The crossover wasn’t just buzzing on social media. On Thursday, various NBA players were talking about the crossover. When LeBron James was asked about the move, he said it was “one of those moves you dream of:”
LeBron on last night’s crossover from Harden: “one of those moves you dream about.” pic.twitter.com/Ni8NBa59DO
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 1, 2018
When Philadelphia Sixers star Joel Embiid was asked, he called it “disrespectful:”
Joel Embiid’s word choice to describe James Harden’s crossover/step back/stare down on Wes Johnson? “Disrespectful” pic.twitter.com/yMZrOikHUc
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 1, 2018
James Harden also talked about the move, laughing about the whole ordeal:
James Harden had to laugh before he even responded 😂 pic.twitter.com/cjIm9utvv6
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 1, 2018
Poor Wesley Johnson.