NBA World Reacts To James Harden's Surprising Decision
James Harden could've exercised his player option for the 2022-23 season
and collected $47.4 million in the process.
Instead, he declined that option.
Harden intends to return to the Philadelphia 76ers on a new deal
that'll give the front office some much-needed financial flexibility to bolster its roster.
In other words, there's no indication Harden plans on leaving the 76ers this offseason.
With that said, a decent portion of the NBA world is surprised he turned down over $47 million.
"James Harden turning down money," one fan tweeted. "We are in our last days."
The other half of the basketball community, however
believes this move shows Harden's commitment to winning a championship.
"Give a ton of credit to James Harden for putting his money
where his mouth is and putting winning first,"
Sean Barnard of Philly Sports Network said