In the months leading up to the mega deal between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sixers, Butler infamously forced Minnesota By appearing to practice and summoning everyone into a brawl he is said to have controlled him.
Ultimately, the Championship hopeful Sixers became Minnesota’s top commercial competitor in the Butler Lottery, and they always relegated Butler.
An updated list of the most important “bad guys” in the NBA From the contract made by Andy Bailey from Ovarian Report He’s expected to include Butler, but he’s not the only guy on the list who’s familiar with the Sixers. Three places ahead of Butler is the current Sixers’ goalkeeper James Harden.
Much of Harden’s disdain during his Houston Rockets career seems to have been based on two key factors: twists and aesthetics. Harden did a lot of the first. And he has a game built exclusively on isolations and trips to the free court – it was just hard to watch a throwing streak.
“Before the 2020-21 season began, Harden ditched training camp for celebrity birthday parties and trips to Las Vegas. He seemed to sleepwalk through many of his eight regular season games with Houston that season before being traded to the Houston Nets. After About a year later, tired of the situation, he made his way to another trade, this time to the Philadelphia 76ers.Shortly after the move, ESPN’s Tim McMahon quipped that Harden was “a surrendered elite,” an assertion not without merit.
Go to follow
While BR Harden’s run with the Rockets was considered the culmination of his bad days, the star guard still draws a lot of criticism for the way he forced himself out of Brooklyn to meet Daryl Morey on The Sixers.
Harden shrugged off the criticism thrown his way during his first stint with the Sixers. After his second game with the 76ers, Harden made it clear that he had nothing to prove to anyone.
While Harden came out relatively low in 2022, as he struggled to make a difference between the Sixers against Miami Heat In the second round of the playoffs, the ten-time All-Star team managed to slightly change the perception around them this season.
Harden has stated that he wants to do whatever it takes to help the Sixers win a championship at the end of Philly’s 2022 playoff tour. He has stuck to his word before He rejected the option of a player worth 47 million dollars and re-sign the a Smaller deal to help free up space To sign other major shareholders of the free agency.
The selfless contract move won’t erase the concept of “villain” surrounding Harden from the past, but it’s safe to say he’s earned plenty of praise for taking a surprise pay cut for helping his team exit this season as the Sixers’ pistol for a title.
Justin Grasso covers Philadelphia 76ers for the All76ers, Sports Illustrated’s channel. You can follow him for live updates on Twitter: Tweet embed