There may not be a bigger saga in the NBA than what is happening with the Philadelphia 76ers.
They have a serious problem within their team and no clear solution has presented itself.
It has become obvious that James Harden no longer wants to play for the 76ers.
He has requested a trade and was hoping to get dealt before the season began.
But, the 76ers do not plan on just giving him away for nothing.
So both Harden and the team are in a standoff right now.
Even so, Harden still planned on traveling with the team for their season-opening road trip.
But, the 76ers do not want Harden around the rest of the players.
According to Chris Haynes via Legion Hoops, Harden was denied entry on the team plane by security.
James Harden went to the airport to join the 76ers on their road trip, and was denied entry onto the team plane by a security official, per @ChrisBHaynes
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) October 26, 2023
This move by the team makes it all but certain that Harden will never play for the Sixers again.
You can bet trade talks with other teams will ramp up as the 76ers hope to move the disgruntled point guard.
The team must feel that Harden will provide more harm than good if he is around.
This situation has taken a turn for the worst this offseason but the Sixers must put it behind them.
Philadelphia still has the reigning league MVP in Joel Embiid and has a chance to be one of the top teams in the conference.
The faster they can be done with this Harden saga the better it will be for their long-term outlook.NEXT: Doc Rivers Reveals When Things Went Wrong With James Harden