James Harden ‘s Ongoing Conflict with the Philadelphia 76ers

by | Oct 27, 2023 | Basketball

The ongoing conflict between James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers continues. The player attempted to join the team for the NBA season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks but was prevented from boarding the plane by a security guard. As a result, the team decided to suspend the point guard after his absence for ten days, including missing two practices last week and the Media Day.

During the offseason, James Harden expressed his dissatisfaction with the way negotiations were unfolding. He had different expectations regarding the terms offered by the management for the 2023/2024 season, and his desire to be transferred to the Los Angeles Clippers did not materialize. The two franchises failed to reach an agreement, leading the Los Angeles team to suspend the negotiations.

Harden went so far as to criticize the 76ers’ vice president, Daryl Morey, calling him a “liar” and declaring that he would never be part of a team under that executive’s leadership (see in the video below).

This saga of disagreements between the player and the Philadelphia team began at the end of the previous season when Harden was at one of the peaks of his career and was left out of the All-Star Game selection. Subsequently, frustrations arose regarding the financial offers from the franchise and the deadlock in negotiations with the Clippers.

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