"I'm always trying to be creative. I'm always trying to get better—at basketball, life, business-wise. I'm always trying to find ways to be impactful. With basketball, you have to be creative. This is my 11th year, and every single year I want to get better. I don't want to stay the same. You've got to find ways to keep growing."
引用Harden仍然在開發這招新技能，他告訴MacMahon他不知道自己有沒有信心在比賽中以這招應付對手：「我不確定，這是我工作的東西。但你知道Michael Jordan很擅長後仰，而有Dirk Nowitzki擅長單腳後抑和Kareem Abdul-Jabbar有天鉤，我想要我的「後撤」是永遠延續下去的技能。所以，當我環遊世界時，我喜歡看到小孩子們說『嘿，James，我會後撤！』我是創造者，我是創新的以自己的方式為籃球鋪路，做我想做的事情，這就是它的全部意義。我希望看到小孩在公園玩耍也會用這招，這就是我夢寐以求的。現在它已經變為現實，所以非常酷。」
Harden is still perfecting the move, however, and told MacMahon he isn't sure he's confident enough in the shot to bust it out in an actual NBA game:
"I'm not sure; it's something that I work on. But you know how Mike [Jordan] has his fadeaway and Dirk [Nowitzki] has his one-leg and [Kareem Abdul-Jabbar] had the sky hook, I want my stepback to be one of those moves that last forever. So when I travel around the world and I see little kids that [say], 'Hey James, I got a stepback!'—I love to see that.
"It's me being a creator and me being an innovator and paving the way in basketball in my own way, doing it how I want to do it, and that's what it's all about. As a little kid playing in these parks, that's what I imagined, that's what I dreamed of. Now it's coming to reality, so it's pretty cool."