Stephen A. Smith, the sports commentator for ESPN insinuates that Sixers guard James Harden is playing poorly in a ploy to get coach Doc Rivers, of the Philadelphia 76ers fired.
While hosting a show on the sports channel, Smith went on to describe the trajectory of James Harden, the point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, and alluded that the fall in the form of the player was intentional.
Harden’s hamstring injury that he got while playing for the Nets is still a sore patch and can be seen affecting his game.
He said that if Harden did not play well, Rivers will be replaced by Mike D’Antoni as the coach of the team; a replacement that Harden is looking forward to, according to Smith.
Mike D’Antoni is a former player who is currently the coaching advisor for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
Smith questioned whether Rivers will be replaced if Harden played well, and Philadelphia won the matches.