Over the past couple of years, James Harden has become one of the most polarizing figures in the NBA.
While he’s one of the greatest scorers in modern basketball history, he has a well-documented history of shortcomings, off-court issues, and forcing his way out of teams.
However, the former MVP couldn’t be more unfazed or unbothered by the outside noise.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Harden claimed that he doesn’t consider him a good or a bad guy; he just does his job (via Legion Hoops).
“I don't consider myself a good guy. I don't consider myself a bad guy. I just do my job.”
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 27, 2023
That approach hasn’t granted him as much success as it could have.
Of course, he’s made more than enough money to not work a single day of his life ever again, but his on-court legacy has asterisks all over it.
It’s crazy to think how good Harden could’ve been if he had kept the main thing the main thing, as there was a time when he was borderline unstoppable.
His work ethic and character have always raised doubts among the fans and analysts, and his market — or lack thereof — in the offseason should’ve been a major wake-up call for him.
Now, he’ll have to continue doing his job in Philadelphia, even if he doesn’t want to be there.
Whether that’ll be the case or if he’ll look to make things uncomfortable to get out of Philly as soon as possible, remains to be seen.NEXT: Nick Nurse Reportedly Has Big Plans For 76ers Big Man