Is James Harden of the Philadelphia 76ers about to make a massive change in his career?
Jason McIntyre feels it’s no mistake that Harden called Daryl Morey a liar while overseas on a trip to China.
He believes that because Harden is so loved there and since he is frustrated with his prospects for a trade, he might decide to pack his bags and play overseas in China.
Speaking to Colin Cowherd, via The Volume, McIntyre said that perhaps Harden just wants to “feel the love” and play in a location where he feels adored by fans.
"The answer is China"
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) August 15, 2023
In many ways, the idea of Harden leaving the NBA for a Chinese league sounds far-fetched and nearly impossible to believe.
That is because he is still one of the biggest stars in the Association.
At the same time, McIntyre points out that soccer star Lionel Messi shook things up in a drastic way by following a similar route.
Perhaps the sports world is about to experience more big-name stars taking risks like this.
Harden was supposed to spend his time in China playing with young athletes and raising awareness about the game of basketball.
He is just one of many stars who travel overseas during the offseason on behalf of the NBA.
But instead of doing just that, Harden created countless headlines because of his comments about Morey.
Harden seemed happy in China and was certainly met by mobs of loving fans.
Would that be enough to convince him to end his time in the NBA and start a career overseas?
It would be perhaps the most startling and unexpected conclusion to what’s already been a wild ride for him and the 76ers.NEXT: Dwight Howard Hilariously Recruits James Harden To Taiwan