At least James Harden showed up to play.
Ben Simmons has a lot of nerve taking shots at Harden considering he bailed out on Embiid and left KD and Kyrie hanging. He has done nothing but collect money and chill with Maya Jama for over a year now. The Beard didn’t play well, but the hypocrisy of Ben Simmons calling him out for it is an astonishing lack of self-awareness.
Joel Embiid has simply said that Harden will never be the guy from the Rockets again.
Joel Embiid thought James Harden was going to be extraordinary with his performance when he moved from Rockets to Philadelphia 76ers but it seems he was wrong as he’s now realized that James isn’t the same as when he was with the Rockets.
Joel expected more from James Harden but that’s not what’s happening at the moment and he seems disappointed.
Prior to James Harden joining the 76ers, Joel Embiid had aspirations of competing for an NBA championship with a superstar guard in town. When Harden joined the squad, it seemed as if the missing piece to the championship-caliber team had arrived. Harden’s offensive prowess had driven the Rockets close to championships multiple times, but had never gotten over the hump.
However, after Miami eliminated Philadelphia with a 99–90 Game 6 win on Thursday, Embiid told reporters that fans may have to adjust to the way they view Harden in the 76ers’ offense.
“Obviously, I am sure since we got him, everybody expected the Houston James Harden but that’s not who he is anymore,” Embiid said. “He is more of a playmaker.”
Simmons just had back surgery that he said is caused by a mental block.
We will see if he ever plays basketball again, I say it is 50/50 if we are being 100% honest.
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