James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers seemed like a match made in heaven until the Brooklyn Nets visited the Wells Fargo Center. The army led by Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving not only destroyed the home team in front of their fans, but Harden didn’t seem to live up to his hype. Which led to Skip Bayless pointing out a very important factor to consider as early as possible in the Sixers.
Sixers will have to sacrifice Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and not particularly Ben Simmons to acquire James Harden in the most talked-about trade on deadline, and Sixers know what to expect from the former MVP. Especially when Joel Embiid has been in such fine form, Harden needs to be the top supporting player if the Sixers are to win the NBA Championship in the hard-fought Eastern Conference.
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What did Skip Bayless say about James Harden?
Skip Bayless believes the guard is extremely gifted but mentally weak and said the Philadelphia 76ers are stuck with him for big games.
“Philadelphia 76ers stuck in big games with James Harden” Bayless said in an interview with Shannon Sharpe on Undisputed. “This man is extremely gifted physically. He is mentally weak.”
The Philadelphia 76ers had yet to lose a game with James Harden on the court until he reunited with his former team and froze Thursday night. The 76ers had beaten the Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls. James Harden and Joel Embiid had demoralized every team they faced together.
“James has had opportunity after opportunity on the big stages with teams that were considered pretty to very good,” said Bayless. “That’s why the Nets stole what they got back for James Harden. Because they not only won the trade, they won it in a router.
“They got three starters back, including a two-time first-team All-Defense and a three-time All-Star, as well as Rookie of the Year in Ben Simmons, who hasn’t played yet. But if he does, he will play. And he fits in perfectly with the Nets right here, right now.”
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