Harden had his first press conference for the team and was inundated with questions from the media about his exit from the Brooklyn Nets and his future with the 76ers.
Harden seems really happy with his new squad and is also confident of his ability to play well with the team, including Joel Embiid.
Sure enough, footage from those two stars practicing together has emerged and it shows them both looking good and ready to take on the entire league.
James Harden and Joel Embiid working on their step back 🔥
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 15, 2022
In the short clip shared on Twitter, you can see Harden and Embiid working on their step-back shots and enjoying some small talk on their practice court.
It’s a sign that each player is committed to working on their skills and, perhaps most importantly, their chemistry.
Harden Helps Philly
There is a lot riding on Harden now that he’s in Philly.
After multiple teams, including one with the superteam in Brooklyn, Harden is still lacking a championship ring and is actually infamous for falling apart in the postseason.
Even the most die-hard Harden fans admit that it’s time he goes all the way with a team to prove his value.
As for Philly, they have only been getting better and better this season.
Indeed, they are in a great position to make it far into the postseason and possibly go all the way to the Finals.
If that’s to happen, Harden and Embiid will have to work together like a well-oiled machine.
There are concerns, especially since Harden is so fond of iso ball and Embiid’s 76ers want a team player.
But Philly fanatics are hopeful that head coach Doc Rivers will make it all work – and that the Finals will finally be within reach now that The Beard is on their side.