James Harden, whose recent trade talks have reportedly fallen through, has publicly criticized his team’s president.
ESPN and other local media outlets reported on Thursday that Harden, who is visiting China, lashed out at 76ers president 카지노사이트 Daryl Morey at a public event.
“Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be associated with any organization that he is involved with,” Harden said during a media event organized by sports brand Adidas.
“I’ll say it again. Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never play for the organization he works for,” and publicly criticized Morey.
Harden’s reaction came after local media outlets, including ESPN, had earlier reported that he was not being traded.
Harden had previously agreed in June to explore trade options with the organization after exercising his player option for the 2023-24 season ($35.6 million). There were even rumors that he wanted to move to the Los Angeles Clippers.
However, trade talks eventually became a “never event” when Philadelphia was unable to find a suitable trade offer during the offseason. According to ESPN, Philadelphia’s sights were set too high.
Harden publicly expressed his frustration with the situation.
Morey had worked closely with Harden during his long tenure as head coach of the Houston Rockets prior to joining Philadelphia, but the relationship seems to have taken a turn for the worse.
ESPN reports that Harden’s frustration with Morey stems from the lack of a max-level, long-term contract offer.
Philadelphia has reportedly decided that they are a championship-caliber team with Harden on board and are looking for ways to keep him. It will be interesting to see if they can change Harden’s mind.