The NBA has just announced that Sixers point guard, James Harden has been fined $100,000 for his remarks towards Sixers’ President, Daryl Morey.
On August 14, Harden was recorded publicly stating “Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he is a part of”.
This all came out after rumors began surfacing last week, stating that the Sixers were unable to find a suitable deal for Harden’s trade request.
A source familiar with James Harden’s situation told the Associated Press that “the Sixers told Harden’s agent, Mike Silverman, over the weekend that Morey was unable to find a suitable deal and the franchise was not compelled to deal him unless it could find a package that would enhance their chance to contend”
Back in June, Harden picked up his $35.6M player option to begin talks for a trade, but no one including the LA Clippers, which is Hardens desired team, was able to meet the teams’ asking price.
According to the NBA, the league’s investigation which included an interview with Harden, confirmed the comments were made because Harden believed the 76ers would not accommodate his request to be traded.
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