The play of the year happened on Wednesday night in Los Angeles as the Rockets took on the Clippers.
Rockets guard and MVP-candidate James Harden was taking on Wesley Johnson when he crossed Johnson up and Johnson fell down. Harden the waited for the defender got up before knocking down a 3-pointer.
Twitter had some great reactions to Harden's play.
NBA Twitter reaction to James Harden breaking Wesley Johnson ankles pic.twitter.com/60TdOMERp4— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 1, 2018
James Harden's crossover on Wes Johnson, called by Jim Ross pic.twitter.com/sR5CnSXLAI— Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) March 1, 2018
nah man look at wesley johnson's face, man is internally screaming DOC SUB ME OUT and his whole basketball life is flashing before his eyes. pic.twitter.com/avXXptBdMp— Ahmed/I can never be JOE BUDDEN TO MY BRADAS (@big_business_) March 1, 2018
Had to do it....— 🏀🚢🎶TITANIC HOOPS🏀🚢🎶 (@TitanicHoops) March 1, 2018
James Harden ending Wesley Johnson's career is even better with Titanic music!!!
The only way James Harden's move on Wes Johnson could've been more disrespectful. pic.twitter.com/qxKwVUqk5r— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 1, 2018
James Harden crossed up Wes Johnson, logged on to his burner Twitter account to tell this guy why it wasn't a push-off or a travel with a screenshot of the NBA rulebook, then hit a 3.https://t.co/xHQqj4owKs— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) March 1, 2018
You can see Wes Johnson's soul escape from his body in real time— Adam Jacobi (@Adam_Jacobi) March 1, 2018
James Harden will set fire to your house and then come back right after just to shave off one of your eyebrows pic.twitter.com/vtm2iEbGJp— Mark Berman (@markberman) March 1, 2018
James Harden looks like Charlie Morton in game seven about to put the whole city of LA in a coffin pic.twitter.com/uIFDqhjw1U— David (@2017WSCHAMPIONS) March 1, 2018
I love the distant smell of someone hungrily cooking up a “James Harden committed an offensive foul” take— Stephen Asian Smith (@PabloTorre) March 1, 2018
James Harden looking down at Wesley Johnson. pic.twitter.com/uN13mX5Nsn— Aha. (@ahagazelle) March 1, 2018
I typed and erased 3 tweets because I don't know how to react to what James Harden just did.— Taylor Pate (@taylorlpate) March 1, 2018
Oh My God James Harden. Why? That man has a family.— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) March 1, 2018
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