James Harden Skips Postgame Media Duties After Clippers Lose To 76ers

James Harden skipped postgame NBA media duties after the Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday (3/24). 

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Harden dressed and left the locker room before Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue started his postgame media session with NBA reporters. 

The Clippers lost to the Sixers at home by a final score of 121-107. Harden finished with 12 points and 14 assists in 34 minutes while shooting 5-of-13 from the field, 0-of-6 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. 

Harden requested a trade from the Sixers and was traded to the Clippers in November. Philadelphia players Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris and Paul Reed hold no ill will toward Harden. 

“We didn’t take it personal at all,” Maxey said, via The Athletic. “Even when James came to training camp, whenever he was there, he was nice to us, he was good.”

“James is a hell of a player and I’ll always have a huge amount of respect for him,” Harris said. “Playing with him here, it’s good to see him playing in L.A., flourishing and playing his game and just ballin’ out. It’s all love and respect. He’s a hall-of-fame player, and for me it was an honor being here, playing with him.”

“It was cool seeing big bro out there,” Reed said. 

Harden will get booed on March 27 when the Clippers face the Sixers in Philadelphia. The NBA legend is averaging 17.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 8.5 assists this season while shooting 44.0% from the field, 39.7% from beyond the arc and 88.2% from the free-throw line. 

A future Hall of Famer, Harden becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. 

The Clippers are in fourth place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 44-26.

Meanwhile, the Sixers are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 39-32. 

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