“He’s an Instagram guy” – Gilbert Arenas points to real CULPRIT of ridiculous James Harden drama at 76ers and potential Joel Embiid exit

Gilbert Arenas raised doubts about Daryl Morey's qualifications and indicated that the Philadelphia 76ers had experienced success under the leadership of Elton Brand.


“He’s an Instagram guy” – Gilbert Arenas points to real CULPRIT of ridiculous James Harden drama at 76ers and potential Joel Embiid exit

James Harden and Gilbert Arenas (Credits: ESPN and SB Nation)

Gilbert Arenas criticized the Philadelphia 76ers’ management decisions, especially the James Harden trade, and questioned Daryl Morey’s qualifications. He favored the leadership of Elton Brand during Brand’s time with the team. Arenas’ remarks add to the ongoing discussion about the 76ers’ front-office decisions, particularly the Harden trade.

Harden has finally been traded to the LA Clippers, his preferred destination, with the Philadelphia 76ers sending Harden, PJ Tucker, and Filip Petrusev in exchange for Nic Batum, Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, KJ Martin, and multiple draft picks. The trade saga involved Harden publicly calling out Daryl Morey as a liar during the NBA offseason, as the move to the Clippers seemed unlikely. In light of these developments, Gilbert Arenas has expressed concerns that Morey’s questionable decisions may now result in the departure of the 76ers’ star, Joel Embiid.

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It seemed like the [Sixers] were better when Elton Brand was the face [of the team]. He understood basketball… What are [Daryl] Morey’s credentials?… He’s an Instagram guy, not a reality guy.
Arenas said on his Gils Arena Podcast.

the former NBA star vehemently questioned Daryl Morey’s credibility and suggested that the departure of players from the team can be attributed to poor decision-making and a lack of deep knowledge about the game.

When will James Harden play his first game for the Clippers?

The Los Angeles Clippers could have benefitted from James Harden’s skillset in their loss against the Los Angeles Lakers, especially when Paul George and Norman Powell fouled out in overtime. However, Harden didn’t suit up for the team, leaving many fans confused about when the former MVP would make his debut with his new team. NBA Insider Shams Charania revealed the anticipated debut of ‘the Beard’ in a Clippers jersey.

James Harden
James Harden (via Shams on X)

According to Shams, Harden is expected to play his first game as a Clipper at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks. While it wasn’t stated why he didn’t play when PJ Tucker did, it was made clear that he will be playing against the Knicks.

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Shams stated:

James Harden will not be playing tonight…The target is soon, in Monday's game at the Garden against the Knicks.

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