It seems as if the Philadelphia 76ers and James Harden aren’t any closer to commencing a trade that ends the weeks-long drama they’ve been in.
Both sides are stubborn and it has led to one of the most notorious NBA stalemates in history.
Some people have wondered if Harden and Sixers president Daryl Morey could mend fences and work through their differences.
But Harden’s latest social media move makes that seem unlikely.
According to NBA Alerts, via NBACentral, Harden has now unfollowed Morey on Twitter.
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) August 23, 2023
This small but important move from Harden shows that he really is 100% finished with Morey and has no interest in working through their problems.
For many fans, it wasn’t shocking at all.
Are you surprised ?
— Con (@DaConstrict) August 23, 2023
— Truth Takes (@truthsportakes) August 23, 2023
Other people felt that the move was so petty and small that it wasn’t going to bother Morey in the slightest.
If Harden was hoping that this decision would somehow spur Morey into acting, he will be disappointed.
Oh no, not the unfollow. What will Morey ever do?
— NBA Reactz (@NBAReactz) August 23, 2023
Many people said that this latest drama proves that the situation around Harden and the 76ers is now “silly.”
This whole saga is plain silly
— John Frascella (Football) (@LegendSports7) August 23, 2023
When Harden first made his demand to Philadelphia’s front office, it seemed like a trade could be on the horizon.
But over the last few weeks, it’s become very clear that the Sixers aren’t budging on their demands.
Yet, Harden isn’t budging on his either.
Since the 76ers have the upper hand and all control over any trade requests, Harden is essentially powerless right now.
That is why he is making moves like this one, because it’s really all he can do at this point.NEXT: Richard Jefferson Predicts Joel Embiid Will End Up With 1 East Contender