James Harden’s situation with the Philadelphia 76ers has officially reached a breaking point.
The ever-disgruntled star has taken things to a whole new level by publically calling GM Daryl Morey a liar and vowing never to play for an organization that he’s a part of.
This comes as no surprise, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN had recently reported that the Sixers had ended all talks regarding a potential trade for Harden.
According to Wojnarowski (via NBA Central), Harden’s frustration with Daryl Morey is due to the fact that the Sixers are reluctant to offer him a max contract, adding that the Sixers are getting into dangerous territory by forcing him to stay.
James Harden wanted a long-term max contract from Philadelphia, per @wojespn
“Harden is unhappy with Sixers president Daryl Morey over a lack of a long-term maximum-level contract offer, sources said, and the Sixers are risking Harden's arrival at training camp bringing with it… pic.twitter.com/4Vzssh1lSQ
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) August 12, 2023
The irony here is that every single team in the league knows that Harden isn’t worth a max contract right now — Sixers included — yet Morey somehow wants to get top-notch value in return for his services, which is obviously not happening.
Harden has got himself into this mess alone, so there shouldn’t be all this blame on Daryl Morey.
Harden’s value in the league has reached an all-time low and he only has himself to blame for that, and even though Morey may have not acted in good faith, these antics will only hurt that value even further.NEXT: Insider Gives Latest Update On James Harden, Damian Lillard Trade Talk