- The Sixers were eliminated from the playoffs after a terrible second half performance from James Harden.
- After the game, Embiid was brutally honest about Harden’s performance this season.
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Joel Embiid isn’t one to sugarcoat things, and he was pretty honest when speaking about James Harden after the team’s brutal game 6 loss to the Miami Heat.
On Thursday night, Harden went scoreless in the second half of the team’s elimination game vs. Miami.
James Harden attempted just 2 shots in the 2nd half, missing both, as the 76ers are knocked out of the playoffs.
Harden's last made bucket was at the 3:31 mark of the 2nd quarter. pic.twitter.com/bYRUGIUOfl
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 13, 2022
While Harden blamed the team’s offense for his poor play, Embiid implied that Harden just isn’t the same player that he used to be.
“Obviously, since we got him, everybody expected the Houston James Harden, but that’s not who he is anymore. He’s more of a playmaker.”
"Obviously, since we got him, everybody expected the Houston James Harden, but that's not who he is anymore. He's more of a playmaker."
Joel Embiid on James Harden 😳pic.twitter.com/nfzMkupXvh
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 13, 2022
Embiid went on to say to compliment former teammate Jimmy Butler who currently plays for the Heat.
"Still don't know how we let him go"
Embiid on Jimmy Butler no longer being a 76er pic.twitter.com/kyGhZ4dLuI
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 13, 2022
Fans had some interesting reactions to Embiid’s comment about Harden.
Throwing another teammate under the bus publicly 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/fTMuLUyB1B
— Big Smokey Fan Account (@BlqMgck) May 13, 2022
Two years in a row Joel Embiid lays an egg in a close out game at home, and the subtly jabs a teammate afterward. James Harden must be thrilled.
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) May 13, 2022
Translation: he's washed https://t.co/buCmlHAe2G
— ⚜️Q⚜️ (@_QTip) May 13, 2022
Wait is it possible both teams lost the Simmons-Harden trade https://t.co/ErDMfbXQOY
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 13, 2022
I love Joel but he gotta learn when and how to talk about teammates man. Honesty is not the best policy publicly. https://t.co/L1nyHl4KmO
— Sean Bell (@seanbelllive) May 13, 2022