Months after getting slapped with $100,000 fine, James Harden’s desire for Clippers trade reportedly remains unshaken

From Oklahoma to Houston to Brooklyn to Philadelphia, James Harden aka “The Beard,” has traveled a long road filled with several nasty bumps. Although a master of his craft, James had not succeeded in bringing the championship trophy home for any of the teams he played for.

Harden is undoubtedly a great player, as acclaimed by many NBA stars, sports analysts, and reporters, but the problem seems to be his inconsistency in delivering high-quality performances, especially during the playoffs.

James Harden continues to pursue Clippers move

James Harden, a man all NBA team managers find hard to please because of his impulsive behavior of quitting teams, has now shown interest in playing for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Just like a little kid who goes in search of a new toy after getting bored of playing with the old one, Harden goes from team to team in search of a good fit but never finds one. He now wants to be a part of the LA Clippers and play with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and his old pal Russel Westbrook.

James Harden wants to win, but he doesn’t seem to find any teammate who can significantly help increase his chances of winning a championship ring. He wants to leave Philadelphia because Philadelphia 76ers President Daryl Morey did not offer him the long-term maximum-level contract he wanted.

 NBA levies $100,000 fine on James Harden

Last month, the NBA fined James Harden $100,000 for what the league referred to as ‘public trade demands.’ Harden was fined after making public comments on August 14 and 17, stating that he would not fulfill the obligations outlined in his player contract unless traded to another team,” the league said in a news release.

“The league’s investigation, which included interviewing Harden, confirmed that these comments referred to Harden’s belief that the 76ers would not accommodate his request for a trade,” the release said.

Before his comments to CNN affiliate KHOU, Harden had called 76ers President Daryl Morey a “liar” during an event that took place in China and said he would never be part of an organization that Morey is a part of. A post on X, formerly known as Twitter, stated that the player’s union will file a grievance, and the matter will be heard by an arbitrator.

The post also said, “We respectfully disagree with the league’s decision to discipline James Harden for recent comments he made, which we believe do not violate the rule against public trade demands.”

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