“He’s going to get fed up with this” – Joel Embiid to demand EXIT from 76ers amid James Harden drama, suggests NBA insider

Joel Embiid potentially seeks exit from 76ers amidst Harden controversy.


“He’s going to get fed up with this” – Joel Embiid to demand EXIT from 76ers amid James Harden drama, suggests NBA insider

James Harden and Joel Embiid (Credits: Twitter/@ballislife)

The Philadelphia 76ers are under the spotlight, but not for the reasons fans would hope. The drama surrounding James Harden and his tense relationship with the team keeps getting worse, casting uncertainty over the Sixers’ season and now, the future of their star player, Joel Embiid.

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Earlier this week, tensions reached new heights when Harden publicly criticized Sixers president Daryl Morey, labeling him a ‘liar’. This not only caused more tensions with the team, but it also led to the NBA fining Harden $100,000 for his controversial remarks. Sources close to the Sixers believe that this public conflict may be beyond repair, making Harden’s departure from the franchise seem more and more likely.

However, it’s not just the Harden issue that is making headlines. An insider, speaking to Steve Bulpett of Heavy.com, expressed concerns that the entire drama could eventually have a domino effect on the team. “I think there’s another domino that might fall here before long if this stuff keeps going,”

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Joel Embiid’s future in question with 76ers

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Joel Embiid (image via Instagram/@joelembiid)

Joel Embiid’s time with the Sixers is in doubt as rumors about his likely exit from the franchise are circulating. Amidst the mess caused by the Harden controversy, worries regarding Joel Embiid’s feelings about the ongoing drama have started to emerge.

“Well, the big fella (Joel Embiid). Eventually he’s gonna get fed up with this,” according to the same source from Heavy.com.

Adding to the speculation, recent events have further ignited rumors about Embiid’s potential next move. Notably, the presence of New York Knicks president Leon Rose and top aide William Wesley at Embiid’s wedding has further fueled a possible future alliance. Although it’s too soon to make any definitive predictions, the likelihood that Embiid will request a trade has increased recently.

The Sixers now face a crucial time in shaping the team’s future. Resolving the Harden issue is important not just for team dynamics but potentially to ensure the retention of their star player, Joel Embiid. As the new season approaches, decisions made in the coming weeks could define the franchise’s direction for years to come.

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