James Harden is a menace with his dizzying handles and patented step-back jumper, but if the NBA allows him to get away with the "double step-back" there's really nothing defenders can do. According to Chris Paul, Harden is already the best offensive player he's ever seen.

"I say it all the time: He's the best offensive player I've ever seen," said Paul following last night's game, according to ESPN. "Like, seriously. He can drive, he can shoot, he's got ballhandling. It's going to be a tough night for you, whoever it is. I don't care what you're doing." 

In case you missed it, Harden debuted his latest offensive weapon last night during Houston's 102-97 victory.

Harden finished with a game-high 47 points to go along with six rebounds, five assists and five steals as the Rockets recorded their fourth-straight victory. After the game, both Rubio and Harden were asked about the controversial step-back.


"You watch the play? What do you think?" Rubio said when asked whether he thought Harden traveled, not wanting to get fined for criticizing officiating. "I'm not going to answer, but I think 100 percent of the people know the answer."

Harden didn't deny that he got away with a walk.

"What do you want me to say? Tell on myself?" Harden said.

Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas also chimed in on twitter: "Come on cuz lol... There letting that happen now? Lol I’m really bout to be unguardable."