James Harden was fined 100 thousand dollars for saying he did not want to play for the team as long as Philadelphia 76ers President Daryl Morey was in office. The fine was based on Harden's comments that he would not perform services under his contract unless he was traded to another team, according to a statement on the official website of the American Basketball League (NBA).
"Daryl Morey is a liar. I will never play for a club he is a part of," Harden said, which the US press claims to have requested from the 76ers, said at a promotional event in China on August 14.
As a result of the disciplinary investigation, it was stated that the statement in question referred to Harden's belief that the trade request would not be honored by the 76ers.
Harden will turn 34 on August 26 and allegedly wanted to go to the Los Angeles Clippers, but Morey broke his promise to the player to secure a trade.
Harden was named the most valuable player of the regular season in 2018. In addition to being a 10-time all-star, he was also a 3-time scorer and 2-time assist king.
Source: Anadolu Agency