The NBA has been full of some sensational headlines recently about James Harden.
On Monday morning, he set off a firestorm by calling Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey a liar.
This came after weeks of speculation and rumors about Harden and his surprising request to be traded from Philadelphia.
Many people are stating their opinions about this very bitter and now very public drama.
Some think it’s bad for the league.
Others think there are much bigger problems facing the NBA.
Rick Kamla was on SiriusXM NBA Radio and said that Harden’s trade request is just “drama” that is actually good for the league.
It gets people talking and drums up interest during the offseason.
"What's bad for the NBA is load management"
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) August 15, 2023
Kamla said that load management is a much larger problem that is plaguing the Association.
He said the real issue within the NBA is when families spend hundreds of dollars to see a game, only to miss out on their favorite player because he is simply resting.
There is much truth to what Kamla said.
While Harden’s trade request and the stories surrounding it have been fairly wild and scandalous, situations like this will happen again and again far into the future of the league.
This is just what happens when stars with personalities play in the league.
As for load management, it really can have a lasting impact on the Association and upset fans.
The drama around Harden is going to continue and fans will be eager to enjoy every bit of it.
Stories like this keep them engaged in the league until the regular season rolls around.NEXT: James Harden Reportedly Changing His Mind On Trade Destination