James Harden’s 15 greatest moments with the Houston Rockets
By Kurt Olson
Houston Rockets moment #12: The posterization of Draymond Green
In a series that is bittersweet for Houston Rockets fans to remember, this moment certainly falls under the label of “sweet.” The 2018 Western Conference Finals between the almighty Warriors and the underdog Houston Rockets will always pain Houston fans as one of the great “what-if” moments in franchise history.
It was a dogfight of a series to the end, and this is one of the several moments where Rockets fans could get up from their seats and yell in excitement. In a game that the Rockets ended up winning, this dunk was the highlight of the night.
Draymond Green is the type of player that you would love to have on your team but absolutely detest when he is your opponent. His loud personality and aggressiveness make him a nuisance to have to deal with on the opposite end of the court.
So when James Harden rose up and slammed it down in Green’s face with authority, the collective fanbase in Houston lost its mind. Harden’s cold and stoic demeanor following the dunk only made it all sweeter.
Once again, there are a few dunks that could have made it to this spot such as the dunk on the 7’1 Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert or the total sledgehammer on Javale McGee. But Draymond Green being the fan-unfavorite of Houston that he is and the series being so integral to the story of the 2010s Rockets, this dunk was the clear winner for the spot.
Next: No. 11