Embiid's unity praise hints at James Harden's controversial tenure with the Sixers. The team prospers without the former MVP.
Joel Embiid's recent comments following the Philadelphia 76ers' impressive 6-1 start to the season can be interpreted as subtle shade thrown at his former teammate, James Harden.
Embiid emphasized the importance of team culture, egoless play, and camaraderie, highlighting how well the Sixers have integrated new players without disruptions.
Harden's tenure in Philadelphia was marked by controversy, as he openly expressed dissatisfaction with his role on the team which eventually led to a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Embiid's comments about the team's unity and unselfish play can be seen as a response to Harden's criticisms
Joel Embiid, who is putting up MVP-caliber numbers, including leading the NBA in scoring, has embraced his leadership role.
He's commended the team's willingness to play together and prioritize winning above all else.
These comments indirectly contrast with Harden's departure, where he voiced concerns about his fit within the Sixers' system .