James Harden Fined Large Sum After Calling Daryl Morey A "Liar"

James Harden is getting hit with a new punishment.

BYAlexander Cole
Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Six

James Harden is someone who has never been shy about demanding a trade. Overall, this has proven to be very bad for the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets. However, it is now a bad thing for the Philadelphia 76ers. Harden has made it clear that he no longer wants to play for the team anymore. Although, as it stands, the Sixers don't have plans to trade him. Even if they did want to trade him, it would be almost impossible as there is no market for him. The Sixers would end up getting an awful return.

While in China, Harden said that he would never play for an organization run by Daryl Morey. He called the General Manager a liar and it was all pretty epic. This subsequently put his team in a very bad spot. Moreover, it made his market that much worse. Overall, he essentially said he would not play this year and he wouldn't even go to training camp. As it turns out, you can't actually say that while under contract. Consequently, Harden was hit with a punishment.

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James Harden Will Have To Pay Up

According to the NBA in a press release, James Harden will have to pay $100K for his little outburst. Although this is not a lot of money to him, it will still leave a burning hole in his pocket. After all, he isn't worth the same as he used to be. At least not in the eyes of general managers all around the league. Ultimately, this whole situation is being looked at closely by teams around the league. Only time will tell what ends up coming from all of this.

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About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.