Although James Harden's contract talks with the Philadelphia 76ers are taking longer than anticipated, a conclusion may be reached shortly.

James Harden was questioned straightforwardly by a reporter only moments after the Philadelphia 76ers were defeated by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals:

Should a potential free agent accept a temporary salary reduction to aid the Sixers in completing the roster around Harden and MVP runner-up Joel Embiid?

Although Harden's remarks at the time were promising, many people doubted that he would truly carry them through.

But as we now know, Harden kept his promise and declined the $47 million player option he had for the 2022–23 campaign.

"I'm coming over. I'll do everything it takes to advance our group and put us on par with the very best of them. We want to take home a title. That is the aim.

Everyone close to Harden is aware of his commitment to his offseason fitness routine and his desire to win a championship in 2022–2033, according to Charania. His close friendships

In 21 regular-season games with the 76ers, who lost to the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs to conclude their season, he averaged 21.0 points and 10.5 assists.

NBA backcourt to beat? This is what it looks like when James Harden and Tyrese Maxey are in the gym together. Keep those posters of Kevin Durant for another time.