There are crossovers and then there’s James Harden of the Houston Rockets making an absolute mockery of L.A. Clippers’ Wesley Johnson on Wednesday night:
Harden’s crossover sent Johnson flying backward, but it didn’t end there. Harden then paused just to stare Johnson down before casually sinking a three-pointer on his way to a 25-point night.
The Rockets beat the Clippers, 105-92.
If an ankle-breaker main course with a side order of staring wasn’t brutal enough, Harden had some dessert after the game as he laughed the whole thing off:
The reaction on social media was swift, with some urging Johnson to enter the witness protection program:
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
Had to do it….
James Harden ending Wesley Johnson’s career is even better with Titanic music!!!
— ???TITANIC HOOPS??? (@TitanicHoops) March 1, 2018
wes johnson really should’ve jogged to the bench, picked up a folding chair, then tried to hit james harden in the head with it after this smh pic.twitter.com/wsuHSyzXVt
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) March 1, 2018
Disrespect?!!?!?? Harden just dug my dudes grave, buried him and snatched his soul!!! Johnson gonna have to go into a witness protection program after tonight ??? https://t.co/eBSycxCVVH
— Daquan (@toochillJames) March 1, 2018
Oh my good god this is it, the most disrespectful act of 2018 NBA. Harden crosses up Wes Johnson, STARES AT HIM ‼️ wets 3 in his face ??? pic.twitter.com/j6W0PxMMQF
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) March 1, 2018