‘The Disrespect’ James Harden, 76ers teammate, tears the NBA apart after All-Star team’s expulsion
Disrespect is a common term in any field, but it’s the worst type of act that can cause long-term damage, as evidenced by the recent activities of James Harden and his teammates, which are genuinely shocking and can pose a threat for the NBA.
James Harden isn’t happy his streak of NBA-only All-Star selections has ended. On Friday, the club released their backup line-up and the 33-year-old reportedly failed to make it.
In response to the announcement, Harden posted a post on his Instagram handles titled “The disrespect.” In 2022, in his freshman year with the Philadelphia 76ers, 10-time All-Star Harden was at his peak.
In 34 games this season, he has 21.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 11.0 assists and four triple-doubles. If he had attended an additional game, his assists average would have been the highest in the NBA and would have surpassed the required 70% attendance percentage to be included in the NBA leaderboards, according to ESPN.
Tyrese Haliburton (10.3) and Nikola Jokic (10.1), selected as starters and substitutes for their individual All-Star teams, are closest to him on average per game. Friday’s revelation infuriated Harden’s partner equally, given those numbers and his overall season effectiveness.
Teammate Georges Niang responded to the topic of who the “biggest nudge in the East” was by tweeting “JAMES HARDEN @JHarden13 amazing.” Tobias Harris, a teammate, also mentioned Harden, while Joel Embiid, a reserve player, tweeted, “You all have some explaining to do @NBA.”
JAMES HARDEN @JHarden13 Wow
— Georges Niang (@GeorgesNiang20) February 3, 2023
— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) February 3, 2023
The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted 76ers HC Doc Rivers as saying, “I didn’t even think that was a question [that Harden would be selected]. “And lest he be on the All-Star team when we were second seed at the time of voting — Boston has two, Milwaukee has two, we have one.
“I think your record should matter, I think James Harden’s numbers should matter, and I think a history of his work should matter.
“Maybe that’s something we should consider making the voices of the coaches public.” Rivers concluded, “That should never have happened.”
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