Joel Embiid And P.J. Tucker Enter The James Harden Fray
I enjoyed the time when prominent men didn’t need to run to their social media accounts like a high school teenager after a breakup when they had something to say. I’ve never been a fan of the passive-aggressive approach. Joel Embiid loves it. His reaction to the James Harden-Daryl Morey feud is very on-brand.
After all the support and patience this fan base has shown him over the years, he decides to scrub all Philadelphia 76ers references from his Twitter account. I also fully expect to get the traditional Embiid response “What? I’m trolling LOL.” At some point, the childish stuff needs to end.
Normally I think this isn’t worth paying attention to at all but Joel Embiid is too online and calculated that I think it is worth mentioning— Sean Barnard (@Sean_Barnard1) August 15, 2023
Embiid removed “Processing…” and the location “Philadelphia, PA” from his Twitter bio pic.twitter.com/P1dBLLtckf
P.J. Tucker said on his Instagram account that he’s fully supporting his bro James Harden. This organization is on fire for all of the wrong reasons. It is an embarrassment what has occurred.
If the tide doesn’t turn quickly, the PR campaign to scrub the crime scene will require more Lysol than they can afford.
Was James Harden lied to by Daryl Morey about a guaranteed new contract?
The fact is he could have been, but about what? If Harden truly had a “promise” of a new deal, he wouldn’t have found the need to finally hire an agent and then try to float false rumors about the Houston Rockets on Christmas via his mouthpiece of choice Adrian Wojnarowski.
Harden panicked and started a subversion campaign during the season when his only focus should have been on winning an NBA title.
Ruling? BS, James Harden has most certainly not earned the benefit of the doubt. He has shown he will do anything to get his way now with a third franchise.
What Was The Lie About?
Harden might feel that the 76ers owe him a trade destination of his choice. That may work better if he gave them more than one option. The Los Angeles Clippers yawned, and they don’t seem anxious to make a deal.
Ruling? He hasn’t given the 76ers fan base any reason that they should feel he is owed to pick his new team. Harden failed to perform when it counted most.
Will The James Harden-Daryl Morey Feud End In Disaster?
I don’t see any way out of this for the 76ers. Harden won’t ever deliver market value after his antics. What about Joel Embiid? Do you think he seems fully committed? I don’t. If P.J. Tucker also doesn’t want to be here, I’m sure you could move that contract.
Is “The Process” 2.0 on the horizon? You convince me how it can be avoided!