James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers are all over the place after the team’s painful Game 6 defeat to the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
It was a rough game for 76 and a particularly rough game for Harden, who again fell short with just 11 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists.
Harden was thought to be part of a missing puzzle that took the 76ers to the next level – which is why the team traded for him in February.
But again, Harden is not living up to the hype.
James Harden is 32 years old and 42 years old. Even worse, he just doesn’t care. He has done 6 tons and knows that someone will give him more tons of money. She got her MVP. He was top 75. The championship was not his thing. Hides under the pressure of playoffs. Extremely efficient nightmare.
– Skip Bayless (eRealSkipBayless) May 13, 2022
After the defeat, Skip Beles wanted to share his thoughts on Harden and his lack of output on Twitter.
“James Harden, 32, is 42 years old. Worse, he just doesn’t care. He has done 6 tons and knows that someone will give him more tons of money. She got her MVP. He was top 75. The championship was not his thing. Hides under the pressure of playoffs. Extremely efficient nightmare, ”Belles said.
Will we see Harden rise again to the level he once reached?
Harden averaged 18.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 8.6 assists this post season.
This is the lowest since the first few years of his career more than 10 years ago.
Repeatedly, Harden has shown that he is not the player he once was.
It is surprising to see that Philadelphia thought it would end in some other way.
There was no evidence that he would be different after the change of team and leaving Brooklyn.
Indeed, his departure from Brooklyn was another part of a larger pattern: Harden began firmly with a team, lost interest, demanded a trade, then repeated the whole cycle again in a new town.
The sad fact is that Harden is likely to get worse in the years to come.
And now Philadelphia is stuck with it.