The Philadephia 76ers are counting on the new Big Three to guide them to the promised land. James Harden, Joel Embiid and Therese Maxi have the potential to record “scary hours” after a full hiatus together. The scariest scenes in this horror movie should belong to Harden.
The 2018 MVP devoted himself to getting back in shape and entered an injury-free training camp for the first time in two years. It’s puffy. He is confident. He is comfortable. He just focused on raising the banner. Maybe two. maybe three. Well, let’s start with one.
“Winning as many tournaments as possible, that’s the goal,” Harden told reporters. “Just going through what I’ve been through the past two years, my focus is just taking one year at a time, making sure I can feel and doing everything I’m doing individually, and then making sure my individual goals align with the team and all of our team goals.”
Head coach Doc Rivers issued a “Not Me” slogan for the team. Everyone has bought, no more than Harden who refused $47.3 million player option To free money in the free agency (Manipulation investigation still running).
Does Harden have a chip on his shoulder? Yes, but he has one of those every year.
“No, I get a chip on my shoulder every year,” Harden said. “It was a mixture of things but I feel like these things are sorted out. The conversations take place where everyone feels comfortable, everyone knows what to expect, and now we just have to go out there and do it.”
Dark Moments, Troubled Times for Sixers Star
Harden was refreshingly honest during Sixers Media Dayadmitting that he endured some “dark moments” last season. Those hard times It was connected to a left hamstring injury that kept squeezing him and bothering him more than he let go. he has Missed 55 matches For the past two seasons, which has been out of his nature for him – and people have been willing to take him out on the pastures.
“It’s been tough, a lot of hard times, a lot of dark moments,” Harden said. “Which I didn’t really do [before] Because I’ve always been healthy and playing basketball but I’m in a really good place now and I feel like I’m back to where I needed to be where I’m supposed to be.”
Spokespersons said Harden was overcooked. his days broken ankles We finished. He barely managed to beat George Niang from dribbling in training. Harden heard all cash biting his lip like 1927 Academy Award winner.
“For the most part, I’m into myself. People, the media, or anyone, they talk and shoot their little punches or shots at me, or whatever the case, and I never respond because I know who I am and what I am,” Harden said. Very difficult for me because I love the game of basketball. If it wasn’t for the money, I would play basketball and I think that before injuries, everyone knows that.”
Harden’s influences reshaped the Six List
It is no coincidence that the Sixers roster is loaded Harden’s former teammates. The gentle millionaire planted the seed with several young men years ago. While PJ Tucker was the only one who actually admitted this, there was a plan to reunite Harden if the opportunity presents itself. In Philadelphia, along with Joel Embiid, she did.
“All these things would not have happened without her,” Embiid said [Harden]. So we should be thankful for what he did.”
“What did you do?” Harden asked innocently, protecting himself from messing with the police.
Harden and Tucker – Thank you very much Daryl Morey, Former GM of Houston – The Sixers saw the addition of veterans like Danuel House, Montrezl Harrell and De’Anthony Melton. Everyone got down on Philly with one goal and there was no need to talk about it anymore. When a reporter asked Harden if she would be disappointed if the Sixers didn’t at least advance to the NBA Finals, he declined to answer the question.
“We’re not going to answer the first question,” Harden said. “Because I think we all know what we’re trying to do and the goal for this year. I definitely think the whole city knows that.”
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