James Harden, who has been at odds with the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), finally skipped an official team practice.”Harden didn’t show up for training in Philadelphia,” ESPN reported on Aug. 18 (local time), adding that the team will give him a chance to be heard before taking disciplinary action.Harden, who had been at odds with the team over his residency, had told the media that he would do his best to complete the preseason schedule, but his unexpected absence left the team in a quandary.Head coach Nick Nurse said he was “a little surprised,” but “we do what we do with or without him,” while center Joel Embiid, the team’s mainstay, said he “probably had other things going on.”Harden requested a trade from Philadelphia in June, but there’s still no word on whether the process has progressed.
Harden believes general manager Daryl Morey “betrayed” him, according to The Athletic.After signing him to a relatively low-priced contract ahead of last season to help bolster the frontcourt with the likes of P.J. Tucker and Jrue Holiday, Harden is reportedly frustrated with Morey’s reluctance to re-sign him to a long-term deal ahead of the new season.Harden could have earned up to $47 million ($63.8 billion) before the 2022-2023 season, but he opted to extend his contract for $33 million ($44.8 billion).In August, Harden said at a promotional event held in China by global sports brand Adidas that “Mr. Mori is a liar. I will never be a part of his organization,” 토토사이트 Harden said in August at a promotional event for global sports brand Adidas in China.