‣ James Harden demanded a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers
‣ NBA insiders speculate that he will skip Sixers Media Day
‣ Harden called Sixers president Daryl Morey a liar, expressing his desire to leave the organization.
James Harden, the star player for the Philadelphia 76ers, demanded a trade earlier this year and has yet to be traded. As a result, there are speculations that he will not attend the Sixers Media Day next week. NBA insiders, such as Keith Pompey, believe that Harden will not be present and are curious about the reasons behind his absence. Pompey expressed his desire to ask Harden about what Sixers president Daryl Morey lied about and why he wants out of the organization.
According to NBA betting sites, the Philadelphia 76ers have the ninth-shortest odds to win next season’s championship in 2024. However, other sportsbooks are showing better odds for teams like the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, and Miami Heat. This implies that the odds of the 76ers succeeding in the upcoming season may not be in their favor.
Harden made his discontent known towards Morey in public at an Adidas event in China, where he referred to Morey as a liar. He stated that he would never be part of an organization that Morey is associated with. As a result, Harden was fined $100,000 by the NBA for his comments. The reason for his frustration with Morey remains unclear, but it is believed that it may be related to a rejected contract extension offer.
The future of James Harden with the Philadelphia 76ers seems uncertain as he continues to express his desire to leave the team. The possibility of him skipping Media Day and training camp raises doubts about his commitment to the organization. It remains to be seen how this situation will unfold and if the 76ers will eventually trade Harden. Until then, fans can only speculate on the reasons behind the tension between the star player and the team’s front office.