James Harden has spent much of his career with Daryl Morey … but swears he won’t play another minute for the “liar” team president.
The former NBA MVP, who requested a trade out of Philly in June, spoke at an Adidas event in China Monday night … and addressed the rumors about his relationship with Morey and the Sixers.
“Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of,” Harden said in video taken by Shams, days after trade talks with the Los Angeles Clippers dissolved.
“Let me say that again. Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of.”
James and Daryl’s feud stems from Morey’s refusal to offer Harden a long-term max contract extension, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported over the weekend.
FYI, Harden was traded from the Nets to the Sixers late in the 2021-2022 season, playing 21 games in Philadelphia, where he averaged 21 points a game. Last season he played in 58 games, also averaging 21 for the 44-38 squad which finished 6th in the East.
Once upon a time … Harden and Morey were partners in crime in Houston, with Harden winning the 2018 MVP award while with the Rockets.