James Harden pulled out some serious ninja moves Sunday night.
During the third quarter of the Rockets’ eventual 106-91 loss to the Kings, Harden twisted his left ankle on a foul by Sacramento’s Ben McLemore. The bearded guard left the game to receive medical attention, but only after staying in to take his two free throws.
Before each attempt, Harden lifted his injured left foot off the ground — making a sort of flamingo pose — and nailed both shots while balancing on one leg.
Harden paced Houston with 25 points in the loss — his sixth consecutive 25-plus-point effort — but his ankle may be in worse shape than originally expected. He said after the game that the injury was “very, very painful” and added that he is uncertain of his status for the Rockets’ next game, a home matchup with the Bulls on Wednesday.
Check out Harden’s one-legged performance from the line in the video below.