James Harden and Philadelphia 76ers have seemed to be a match made in heaven until the Brooklyn nets visited the Wells Fargo Center. Not only did the Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving led army destroyed the home team, in-front of their fans but Harden seemed to not live up to his hype. Resulting in Skip Bayless pointing out a very significant factor which should be looked upon the Sixers as early as possible.
Having to sacrifice Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and not particularly, Ben Simmons to acquire James Harden in the most talked about trade on deadline day, Sixers know what to expect from the former MVP. Especially when Joel Embiid has been in such a fine form, Harden needs to be the premium supporting player, if the Sixers want to lift the NBA Championship in the tightly contested Eastern Conference.
What was opinionated by Skip Bayless on James Harden?
Skip Bayless believes the guard is extremely gifted but mentally weak and said the Philadelphia 76ers are stuck with him for big games.
“The Philadelphia 76ers are stuck with James Harden in big games,” Bayless said in a conversation with Shannon Sharpe on Undisputed. “This man is supremely physically gifted. He is mentally weak.”
The Philadelphia 76ers had yet to lose a game with James Harden on the court until he met with his former team and froze Thursday night. The 76ers had beaten the Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls. James Harden and Joel Embiid had demoralized every team they faced together.
“James has had opportunity after opportunity on the big stages with teams that were considered pretty to very good,” Bayless said. “This is why the Nets stole what they got back for James Harden. Because they didn’t just win the trade they won it in a rout.
“They got three starters back, including a two-time First-Team All-Defense player and a three-time All-Star and the Rookie of the Year in Ben Simmons, who hasn’t played yet. But when he does, he will play. And he will be a perfect fit for the Nets right here, right now.”