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James Harden’s side-eye GIF tops GIPHY’s NBA all-time views

James Harden’s legendary side-eye glance at a reporter from a few seasons back sits atop GIPHY’s all-time views for NBA GIFs with over 286 million impressions.

As noted in a tweet by NBA insider Ben Golliver, @NBA became the first entity to notch 20 billion views, and the Houston Rockets superstar’s iconic move is a big reason why.

Rounding out the top-five all-time GIFs on GIPHY are the following classics:

No. 5: Riley steals the spotlight, 164,074,433 Views (Original Post Date: May 20, 2015)


No. 4: Gary Payton’s reaction to an ICONIC moment, 165,850,132 Views (Post Date: Jan 31, 2017)


No. 3: The Warriors faithful SHOWING UP, 167,799,537 Views (Post Date: May 16, 2017)


No. 2: Joel Embiid says ‘no no no’ in GIPHY’s 16th most popular GIF of 2018, 180,327,966 Views (Post Date: Feb 24, 2018)


The topper on the list, James Harden’s side-eye, has garnered 286,664,651 views. It features the Houston Rockets superstar’s reaction during an interview following a game in November 2015.

After beating the Los Angeles Clippers by a score of 109-105 — in a game where he went off for 46 points — Harden was asked by the sideline reporter about his rhythm. The inquiry elicited what is now referred to as the “Harden Side-Eye.”


And the rest, as it’s said, is history, which includes a crafty youngster mimicking Harden’s side-eye, fake beard and all.