- The basketball world has been waiting for James Harden and Ben Simmons to be traded
- Today, the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers swapped the disgruntled stars
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The moment the basketball world had been waiting for has finally arrived. For months, NBA fans had been trying to figure out where the Philadelphia 76ers would be able to ship the disgruntled Ben Simmons. Then reports began to surface that Brooklyn Nets guard, James Harden, wanted to be traded for the 2nd time in 13 months.
It all worked out so perfectly, but there appeared to be roadblocks to a deal actually happening. Today, we found out that the two unhappy stars would be switching places.
The Brooklyn Nets are trading James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two first-round picks, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 10, 2022
The deal is quite a haul for the Brooklyn Nets. Harden is 32 years old, only had a year and a half left on his contract, and was reportedly doing everything in his power to get traded. To land a younger, cheaper All-Star, 2 players who will be useful members of the team, and a pair of draft picks is a steal for the Nets.
The basketball world had a lot to say about Harden and the deal after it was announced.
James Harden to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving:pic.twitter.com/Itp9zksrKb
— George Coulouras (@georgecoulouras) February 10, 2022
End of an era pic.twitter.com/ycKf7NbHZe
— 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙩𝘾𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚🔥 (@WadexFlash) February 10, 2022
Fantastic haul for the Nets. Harden for Simmons straight up seemed the most fair deal considering Hardens free agency. 76ers better win it this year or next or else 😬
— BrianFreeman_NBA (@BrianFreeman24) February 10, 2022
Nets after the deal pic.twitter.com/SdhuBJlHxI
— 𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 (@papyfaye1) February 10, 2022
In the end, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving played a total of just 16 games together. Crazy.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 10, 2022
James Harden after a week of eating Philly cheesesteaks 😋 pic.twitter.com/5xKFsD8wd7
— Prophet Exchange (@prophetexchange) February 10, 2022
Harden might be the softest player in NBA history 💀
— Bulls Enthusiast (@BullsBetter) February 10, 2022
BEN SIMMONS RN:pic.twitter.com/oLReXKfrsZ
— Alex 🇵🇭 (@Fire__Monkey23) February 10, 2022