But a tweet from the franchise proves that he is more than happy to be on his new squad.
caption this. 😀 pic.twitter.com/Dup6pfmGAj
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 14, 2022
The team tweeted out a picture of a victorious Harden, joyful on the practice court alongside his teammate, Joel Embiid.
With the chances this new lineup has, you can’t blame Harden for looking so ecstatic…but will the happiness stick around for long?
It surprised many a few weeks ago when reports came out that Harden had grown increasingly unhappy and frustrated with the Brooklyn Nets.
In fact, many predicted they’d be runaway favorites to win the Eastern Conference and even the NBA Finals.
But because of various injuries, Irving’s vaccine status and subsequent benching, and Harden’s inconsistency issues, the team hasn’t had the season many expected.
Harden was fuming behind the scenes and ready to move and that’s what led to him being sent to Philly in exchange for Ben Simmons and a few other players.
Now Harden is once again on a team that many analysts predict could go all the way.
Yet, once again, the road could be rocky since the competition is tougher than ever.
Philly fans are excited to see The Beard play for the 76ers but more than a few are well aware of his track record of growing very frustrated very fast with his teams.
It has been seen during his time in Houston and then of course again more recently in Brooklyn.
Will Harden stay happy in Philadelphia?
It remains to be seen but he sure has every reason to be optimistic and excited – at least for now.