The situation involving James Harden in Philadelphia has taken an unexpected and dramatic turn.
During an Adidas press event in China, Harden strongly criticized Daryl Morey, the President of Basketball Operations for the 76ers.
Responding to a question from someone in the crowd about the team’s efforts to bring him back, Harden shockingly stated:
“Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of.”
James Harden: “Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of. Let me say that again: Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of.” pic.twitter.com/AmHJ0WwbF2
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 14, 2023
This candid remark, captured in a video posted on Weibo, was further supported by an alternate video shared by Shams Charania.
It is unprecedented to hear an NBA player express such a strong desire to not return to his current team.
Throughout the offseason, sources close to the situation revealed Harden’s deep discontent with the Philadelphia 76ers. It was reported that he was angry about taking a pay cut last season and felt left in the dark during the current offseason.
Multiple outlets have also shared rumors about Harden’s desire to be traded to the Clippers, and his recent comments indicate that this desire remains unchanged.
The repercussions of Harden’s statement are yet to be seen, but one thing is certain: the drama surrounding this situation is about to escalate even further.
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