(Photo : Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – James Harden (#1) of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles in opposition to the Boston Celtics throughout the third quarter in sport six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals within the 2023 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center.
The James Harden commerce drama continues with the 2018 NBA MVP drawing a stiff $100,000 wonderful for ranting in opposition to Philadelphia 76ers prime brass Daryl Morey.
And simply when it appeared that the meted wonderful was laid out correctly, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) entered the image.
The NBPA plans to file a grievance to dispute the $100,000 wonderful handed by the NBA on James Harden for his public feedback he made earlier this month whereas he was in China, ESPN reported.
“We respectfully disagree with the league’s decision to discipline James Harden for recent comments he made, which we believe do not violate the rule against public trade demands,” the NBPA mentioned in a press release. “We intend to file a grievance and have the matter heard by our Arbitrator.”
Hence, Harden must sit on pins and needles earlier than settling down and figuring out the place he can be enjoying subsequent season.
James Harden wants to begin pondering maturely about his basketball profession
When requested to touch upon the James Harden difficulty with the Sixers, veteran scribe and ebook creator Roland Lazenby identified to this author that the 10-time All-Star must cease performing like a prima donna and take care of the truth that Father Time is catching up with him.
“James Harden is that guy in American basketball known for dribbling by himself and attacking the basket and he can do it brilliantly. But he is starting to age. These guys… they are prima donnas…They age like everybody else,” the 71-year-old journalist singled out.
“They don’t handle the reality well. There are not a lot of teams who plan to pay James Harden a lot of money,” he added.
Harden will flip 34 years outdated on August 26. While he signed a $35.6 million contract, it stays to be seen if “The Beard” can look ahead to extra big paychecks as soon as his beef with the Sixers is settled.
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