James Harden Takes A Shot At The Philadelphia 76ers: "They Had Me On A Leash..."

James Harden makes his final statement on 76ers tenure.

In his first public statements since the trader to Los Angeles, former NBA MVP James Harden did not mince words on his tenure in Philly.  

Looking back on his short time with the 76ers, Harden took his latest jab at the franchise by accusing them of misusing his game and keeping him on a "leash."  

"Someone that trusts me believes in me, I'm not a system player, I am a system," said Harden. 

"Someone that could have that dialog with me." 

Here, Harden specifically calls out the Sixers' coaching staff for limiting his offensive game 

Under Doc Rivers, Harden became an entirely different player than the one we saw in Houston. 

Dropping from 34.3 points per game to just 21 per game last season, James took on more of a playmaking role than as a scorer and it worked pretty well during the regular season.  

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