James Harden is ready to make things uncomfortable for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Harden has been trying to force the 76ers to trade him.
If there’s anything basketball fans have learned for certain about James Harden over the course of his NBA career, it’s that if he wants to leave a team, he’s going to do whatever he must to make it happen.
We saw it in Houston when he showed up to training camp late and out of shape when he wanted the Houston Rockets to trade him.
His exit from the Brooklyn Nets wasn’t quite as ugly, but came just a year after they gave up a ton to get him.
Now he’s trying to force his way out of Philadelphia and it looks like he’s ready to make it ugly.
Yesterday, video surfaced of Harden calling 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey a liar.
It seems that is far from the end of what Harden is willing to do to get traded.
According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Harden is going to make life very uncomfortable for the 76ers going into training camp.
Ramona Shelburne: "Somebody said to me yesterday, 'This is only the beginning. This is just the beginning of what James Harden is going to do to make life very uncomfortable for the Philadelphia 76ers going into training camp.'"
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“Somebody said to me yesterday, ‘This is only the beginning. This is just the beginning of what James Harden is going to do to make life very uncomfortable for the Philadelphia 76ers going into training camp.'”
This saga is sure to make more teams want to trade for James Harden this offseason.
Even without this detail, Harden making his 3rd trade request in as many years had to be seen as a deterrent to possible suitors.
The idea that Harden could make things uncomfortable for you in a year when he’s done with your team is only going to make him a less attractive trade target.