James Harden isn’t shocked the Nets’ Big 3 broke up, because he felt they were dysfunctional from the start. He said it didn’t go bad once he left Brooklyn, but that he left because it was already bad.
“It was wrong. It definitely … it was wrong. It wasn’t right,” Harden said Saturday night after his 76ers beat the Nets 101-98 at Barclays Center.
“It wasn’t right. It wasn’t right. So something good wasn’t coming out of this.”
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Harden insisted he wasn’t surprised that less than a year after he forced his way out of Brooklyn (he was traded to Philadelphia last Feb. 10), Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant had followed him out the Barclays Center door.
“I didn’t just ask to leave for no reason,” Harden said of requesting a trade away from the Rockets, which brought him to the Nets in January 2021….