There has been one NBA player who has seemingly taken over the headlines this offseason.
That is Philadelphia 76ers point guard James Harden.
He is unhappy about being a Sixer and has demanded a trade.
But the Sixers’ front office has shown no interest in sending their All-Star point guard anywhere else.
Harden has even called out the 76ers president Daryl Morey by calling him a “liar.”
Yet, Harden trying to destroy a team seems to be nothing new for some NBA personnel.
Former Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said Harden tried to do the same thing to him.
According to NBACentral, via Steve Bulpett, McHale called Harden “fat” after coming into the 2015-16 season out of shape.
He said Harden “didn’t feel like playing,” which ultimately resulted in McHale losing his job.
Kevin McHale calls out James Harden for being ‘fat’ and getting him fired after benching him in the 2015 playoffs
“The next year he came to camp, he was fat and didn’t feel like playing, and I got fired (11) games into the season. He had a plan.”
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) August 17, 2023
This is a wild accusation but who knows if Harden had an ulterior motive in his Houston days.
It would not be the first time we see a star player get a coach fired.
The NBA is run by the players and they can essentially do whatever they want.
That is why we continue to see an increase in trade demands each year.
Harden got his way out of Houston and Brooklyn, and now he is trying to do the same thing in Philadelphia.
Most teams will put up with Harden’s nonsense if he is producing on the floor.
But, it appears he is getting to the point in his career where all the baggage surrounding him may not be worth it.NEXT: Richard Jefferson Makes A Prediction About New-Look Rockets