Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden’s current declare that workforce president Daryl Morey is a “liar” has reportedly drawn the league’s consideration.
ESPN reported Saturday that the NBA is wanting into the circumstances of the general public admonishments Harden made Monday at a publicity occasion in China.
“Daryl Morey is a liar, and I’ll by no means be part of a corporation that he is part of,” Harden stated. “Let me say that once more: Daryl Morey is a liar, and I’ll by no means be part of a corporation that he is part of.”
Harden has privately indicated that these remarks had been a response to Morey ending commerce discussions involving the 10-time All-Star, per the report.
In response to ESPN, nonetheless, the NBA is investigating whether or not Harden “was portending a 2023-24 holdout in violation of the league’s collective bargaining settlement or had been referencing previous contract discussions with the group that may represent wage cap circumvention.”
Harden’s choice is to play elsewhere subsequent season, however the 76ers have knowledgeable his representatives that they’re anticipating him to report back to the workforce for coaching camp subsequent month.
Harden, who turns 34 on Aug. 26, averaged 21.0 factors, a league-leading 10.7 assists and 6.1 rebounds in 58 video games this previous season.
He owns profession averages of 24.7 factors, 7.0 assists and 5.6 rebounds in 1,000 video games (786 begins) with the Thunder, Rockets, Nets and 76ers.
—Discipline Degree Media