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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 06: Tyrese Maxey #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts after making a three point basket against the Miami Heat in the second half during Game Three of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 6, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Heat 99-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey has done an incredible job in a short time of winning over the city of Philadelphia. With his infectious personality, and his on the court skills, its safe to say Philadelphia is in love with the kid. In turn Maxey is giving back to the community on August 6th by holding a FREE camp for kids 7-12 years of age where they can get “1% better everyday.”

Tyrese Maxey To Hold FREE Basketball Camp For Kids This Saturday

Maxey joined the John Kincade Show to talk about the camp, but also some of the differences from this year to last.

“There’s so many things that you learn when you have a little bit more experience, playing in the playoffs… I got to play through a lot of mistakes last year is what I’m trying to say,” Maxey told the Kincade crew. “I got film on myself to break down, so now, after playing in the playoffs, I know the shots that the defense is going to give to me, and I know the shots I’m going to be able to take and the shots I’m going to need to take.” 

But one of the biggest people to impact Maxey has been James Harden. Maxey and Harden have trained this past offseason together and have been joined at the hip since Harden has come to Philly with Harden mentoring the young guard. Maxey talked about the impact the former MVP has had on him.

“I learn a lot from James. He’s been like a brother to me. As soon as he got on the team, his impact for us as a whole and then for myself individually was huge. He’s been great man, I mean he’s a Hall of Famer, former MVP, scoring champ, assist champ, he does it all on the basketball court, and you can’t ask for a better mentor or teammate to go to war with every single night.”

For the full interview click below!