Last month, Philadelphia 76ers superstar guard James Harden uncharacteristically called out general manager Daryl Morey during an event in China.
Harden repeatedly called Morey a liar but didn’t provide any context on why he was a liar, which obviously makes the situation that much more confusing, with the one-time NBA MVP wanting to be traded before next season.
As a result of Harden’s comments, the NBA fined the 34-year-old $100,000, which was unprecedented, as the league was clearly looking to make an example of the veteran guard.
On a recent episode of The Old Man And The Three Podcast with former player J.J. Redick, Andre Iguodala had an interesting take, as he believes the team should be fined as well as the player.
.@andre talks about the negative impact of the supermax contract and why he thinks the Sixers should have been fined.
— TheOldMan&TheThree (@OldManAndThree) September 21, 2023
Although Iguodala’s reasoning is a little confusing, he’s basically saying that NBA teams should be accountable along with the players for situations like these, as he believes Morey did lie to Harden about giving him a lucrative contract offer.
This scenario will likely never happen, but who knows these days in professional sports, as things seem to change on a daily basis in terms of how business is done and things that come to light.
As for Harden’s situation with the 76ers, there appears to be no movement on a potential blockbuster trade to send him elsewhere, with another report recently surfacing about trade talks with the Los Angeles Clippers being called off.
The Clippers are Harden’s preferred destination, but there’s no telling if a deal with Los Angeles will ever come to fruition.NEXT: Andre Iguodala Calls Out 76ers For Not 'Trying' To Win