By - howser343
Doc shouldve saved that challenge for when he's fired
This a good one
Harden was brought in to help Embiid in big time games, he took 2 shots total in the second half of an elimination game.
Sixers max this man.
One of them was a shitty three in the dying minutes
After which all you heard was “BOOOOOOO” lmao
I was saying Boobs
From who? All the Sixers fans had left
Because he kept trying to get rid of the ball and only shot it because Embiid kept giving it back to him. He clearly did not want to be out there.
Didnt he say in the press conference the ball never got back to him 😅 he deserves the HEAT he's bout to get from the media. They bout to flame his ass
As someone who was in attendance, yes.
Harden in the regular, soften in the playoffs.
Classic James Harden elimination game.
The beard must drain all his courage out through his sweat. That's gotta be it.
I just assumed all the strippers had energy absorbing booties.
He’s got a lot of quit in him
They dont call him Small Game James for nothin
Max this man and sign Mark Jackson when Doc leaves for the Lakers.
Dont put that on us
Well at least he took the shot
PJ Tucker is now 2-0 against Harden in playoff series since leaving the Rockets in 2021
Both times they were playing on different teams too
It’s legit then, you can’t say it was the teams fault in this head to head match up
PJ Tucker is 6-0 against former 2018 Rockets teammates.
That was one of the most lifeless playoff games I’ve seen a team play at home, and I’ve seen the Knicks play at least 6 lifeless home playoff games in my life
Jeez you must be pretty old then
The crippling alcoholism and depression normally takes us pretty young.
annual sixers 2nd round exit
fuck, I just realized they haven't even reached the ECF in the whole Trust The Process era
It's been 22 years.
A Kings fan brought it up I think, in the post about the Kings missing the playoffs. Kings in the WCF is actually more recent (01-02) than Sixers in the ECF (00-01).
That kings team is one of my favorite teams ever. Its basically the entire starting 5 were all amazing passers
And against prime Shaq and Kobe, too
They haven’t gotten out of the 2nd round in 22 straight years.
James Harden took 22 shots in Game 5 and 6. Not per game, but for both games combined. He only took 2 shots in the second half tonight. Way to go buddy.
James Harden is only 32 years old playing like he's 42. How is any team gonna offer him anything close to a max?
his legs are toast. maybe this'll be a come to jesus moment for him lol
Yeah it’s really weird. Like it’s some Nuero thing going on with him
It's definitely not good. They need a healthy guard like Russell Westbrook. Both teams need to make that trade somehow happen asap. I say this as an honest 76ers fan.
I agree. As a Sixers fan as of comment, I think that Westbrook is exactly what we need to pair with Embiid and push us over the edge
Wait a minute…
Way better if they could trade Harden for someone like Ben Simmons.
The defense of Embiid+Simmons? Imagine...
2019 Harden rolling in his grave
2012 Harden rolling over in his grave
2022 CP3 rolling over laughing
It's pretty shocking that in 2022 CP3 is quite possibly significantly better than James.
If by quite possibly you mean most certainly then yea
Yup put CP3 on the Sixers and they’re better
MVP Harden would NEVER!
3 free throw attempts in games 5 and 6 combined. 9 field goal attempts inside the arc in games 5 and 6 combined.
Has he fallen off physically or is it that he can't draw those cheap fouls like he used to?
His explosion in his first step looks substantially reduced in my eyes.
ben simmons numbers
The fact that people were getting downvoted to like 100 for saying his game 4 performance was an anomaly was so weird.
Like we'd seen his recent body of work, he had one 30+ point performance in his last 40 or whatever games and yet it was somehow controversial to say that he wasn't gonna replicate anywhere near that again. People really get swept over by recency bias.
Will Doc throw James Harden under the bus??
How can you give him a max after that performance.
Reporter: "Doc, can you win with Embiid?"
Doc: "I don't know the answer to that right now"
Would you ask Pop that?
Pop would stare that interviewer to death.
Pop wouldn't be asked that question because Pop would win with Embiid.
Pop: Hey big idiot, get your ass in the post, Duncan didn't win 5 championships shooting 3s.
I know it's the meme but imagine what Pop's response would be. I feel for that poor interviewer
Pop went to the David Stern school of curb stomping loaded questions
"Have you stopped beating your wife yet?"
Still the most out-of-pocket response I’ve ever heard
lol watch the sixers refuse the max and harden demands a sign and trade to the lakers for maximum chaos
Westbrook and Embiid together, holy hell
Please god no.
You guys want shots?
They won't be complaining about 2 shots in a half anymore lmao
Morey and Harden did peyote together in a strip club. They have a bond that transcends our understanding
“I don't know that question or the answer to that right now”
- Doc Rivers probably
Harden with his best ben simmons impression, without the D
Say goodnight, Sixers.
Harden with only 2 shot attempts in the second half lol. Might as well just kept Ben Simmons.
Getting outscored by PJ Tucker in an elimination game is unbelievable even by Harden standards. [The cycle continues.](https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/ulhegp/james_harden_drops_31971_on_610_from_3_taking/i7vhrig/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf&context=3)
This is godly. Elimination game Harden never disappoints to disappoint.
I saw a great tweet: “In 30 years people will look at James Harden's stats and wonder why he's not ranked higher all-time, but the people who watched him will know why.”
Credit to Barry 🐐
Watching the game and someone told you that guy once almost averaged 40 a game, you'd call him insane.
Man can someone that watched this game explain to me why this man only took 9 shots???
Dude shot well too. How is Tyrese Maxey doubling the number of shots Harden is taking?
He doesn’t move when the ball isn’t in his hands.
If you don't move your feet, you can't have any shooting!! How can you have any shooting if you don't move your feet?!
Another Brick with the Ball
5 years, $275 million.
harden the scrappy doo of the philadelphia 76ers
hijacking top comment to point out the Sixers have gone 22 straight years without making it outta the 2nd round 💀
Even the KINGS have made it to the confrence finals since then
So have the damn Wolves LMAOOO
Sheesh, this is the real L for sixers 🤣🤣🤣
Suck it sixers you're the real poverty franchise. us and the kings are gonna be raising our conference finals participation in the last 20 years banner. Enjoy watching from home losers.
How that fucking chancer keeps getting top jobs is beyond me
Got a ring with the big 3 Celtics well over a decade ago and has literally made a whole entire career out of it ever since.
22 minutes in the 2nd half and he took 1 shot
He’s led the Heat in +/- as many times as Jimmy has this postseason
Max Contract Strus
Outrebounded everyone on the 76ers except Embiid
Harden with a Ben Simmons stat line but without any defense lmaooo
It's a good day to be a hater.
HATE HATE HATE HATE
Man I don't even know y'all and I hate your guts
Damn that’s hateful
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to put some water in James Harden's Mama's dish
Man had one good game and the Harden Committee came out saying that him choking in the playoffs was all lies and deceit. Whoops 😬
So much Harden hate with so many here. He just can’t win with the haters.
Also can’t win with the Thunder, the Rockets, and Philly……
So the 76ers and Nets both ended up losing the Simmons/Harden trade.
They lost but the rest of us won
The real trade was the friends they all lost along the way.
I love you non-Harden/Simmons players, especially you Struss, cause goddamn, 20 and 11 lets go!
Some classic Harden in this series.
The Winners were the Bucks, Heat, and Celtics
They had the same amount of points in the 2nd half of their team’s elimination game
Well the Nets can tell themselves that Simmons hasn't played for them yet
It’s crazy how harden disappears in the playoffs. Dude is never gonna win a championship.
the last time the 76ers made the eastern conference finals uncle kracker was in the billboard top 10
The Wolves have made a conference finals more recently than the 76ers
So have the Kings
That’s a *real* damning fun fact to hear if I ever saw one!
Goddamn when you’re getting bodied by the kings about postseason success. ☠️
This was done on the anniversary of the Kawhi shot
Executed by Jimmy Butler
This was fate
Drift Away is pretty good Cancun beach sitting music
Last time they made it, Maxey was still in diapers
Shrek was at the top of the box office the last time the Sixers were in the conference finals.
Sixers fans were warned. Playoff Harden is inevitable
Dread it. Run from it. Small game James arrives just the same.
Honestly, what a horrible end... Danny was getting older, but he's most likely out for next year.
And Harden... I know everyone's clowning on him, but it's pretty sad how fast he fell off.
“Hear me out…if we can get Harden, this team can make it happen”
It feels like the end of The Process to me. This is year 9 of it and next year is not looking good with a past his prime Harden and Embiid vs the Heat, Bucks, Celtics, Bulls and whatever is left of the Nets.
Embiid's not enough on his own and Harden looks 1-2 seasons away from coming off the bench.
I think you need to give it 1 more year. Let Morey bring in a new coach. Let Harden rehab his hamstring in the offseason( I personally don't believe he comes back better, but you might as well be hopeful). Let Morey revamp the bench. Hope maxey takes another step
Next year is ecf or bust imo.
Its bern championship or bust for the last few years and will be next year
The Process died in 2016
2019 was philly’s legitimate shot at a ring
They then proceeded to drive butler away and max'd Harris
Don’t forget paying Horford 100 mill
Who is now... Interestingly enough playing above that contract this series for Boston
Maxey really that fucking guy tho
Dude never gave up even in the end. Respect
I respect his game a lot after watching this series.
nahhhh the second one is filthy my god
Raptor fans had that one lined up ready to go
We made that one in 2019. Had to bring it back when he airplaned on us again.
Really happy it's this one and not the dark one. People took the airplane thing to a whole different level
Lmao alright I’ll admit I laughed at the second one
Cancun Air undefeated 😂
Jesus christ LOL
I only upvoted because of the second one.
10 9 8 76ers, 5 4 3 2nd rounders
1 big disappointment
0 hope in the team
Nets Sixers trade killed both franchises
I thought Jimmy came to Miami to retire. What happened?
Edit: First time getting gold. Thank you!
He came to retire the Sixers
You’re god damn right
Hey man, I ate my crow 2 years ago, now you're just rubbing it in
2 ECFs in 3 seasons is what happened
With at least one Finals appearance. Maybe another.
We really lost Jimmy for Ben. Unreal.
That 76ers team with Embiid/Simmons/Butler/Harris/ Reddick/~~Covington~~... One of those teams you can't help but wonder what could have been.
Fucking Kawhi’s mercenary year fucked us all up
His one year "rental" has got to be one of the best gambles of all time
Especially since that wound up being the only year out of..5? that he was healthy in the playoffs
Maybe his body liked the cold
Whoa, is that why Jimmy left? I feel bad for Embiid because he was heartbroken.
Jimmy won in the end. Happy for him.
Man, Jimmy Butler is so good. Imagine how far the Sixers would go if they had someone like him.
Jimmy Butler owned this series from start to finish. Sheesh.
Really goes to show you how important that mentality is, and also Butler’s conditioning and work ethic. Him and Harden are the same age and Butler looks like he’s ready to explode at any moment while Harden looks like he’s sleepwalking.
Hopefully Philly gets Maxey some help cause he the only dude that showed up.
The reporters : Doc is Harden and Embiid a championship duo ?
Doc : I dont know the answer to that question right now
Punted 3 whole nba seasons to peak as a second round team in the eastern conference
Harden finessed 76rs front office.
Are we sure the guy with the beard is really James Harden?
It’s actually a man who bears a striking resemblance to Harden named Lars Blasco. James Harden has been partying on the French Riviera since August, and is very happy.
The Harden slander about to be legendary and I'm here for it.
PJ Tucker is now 2-0 in series against James Harden in the playoffs since leaving Houston in 2021
Harden was outscored by PJ Tucker tonight
GIVE JAMES HARDEN A SUPERMAX
>"Embiid is number one in the league from the free-throw line, and James is number three, you know?" said Lue. "So, I think if you take away their free throws, neither one of those guys would be in the top ten in scoring. That tells you how much they get to the free-throw line. We just gotta do a good job pulling our hands back and making sure we're playing, not letting them get to the bonus, and doing the sweep rules. They are gonna get some calls because of who they are, but we just gotta make sure we're doing our part."
Ty Lue sends his regards
Ty tried to warn them it was going to be different in the playoffs, but they wouldn't listen.
not just ty. historically, fouls and ft's are called differently in the playoffs. to think that regular season shenanigans will still continue in the playoffs is a bit delusional
I defended James in Houston and his first year in Brooklyn. I got nothing for this season. He deserves all the flack.
Remember when Sixers fans told us they were winning the chip when they picked up Harden
“You just gave Joel Embiid, James Harden!”
“You just gave Embiid a real PG!”
Vintage elimination game Harden. Dude has the habit of completely vanishing in these spots, which I think is even worse than simply playing bad
11 points, 4 turnovers, 44% shooting and -16
Truly a classic
0 points in the entire 2nd half with only 2 FGA
“Most dominant duo since Kobe and Shaq”
Ok its over to you u/dmorey, we all await with bated breath and broken f5 buttons, for your next moves. Time to nuke the process!
Aren’t they a bit stuck with the bill now though?