The NBA is currently examining the reasons behind the allegations on the statement James Harden Calling Daryl Morey Liar, the president of the Philadelphia 76ers, as reported by an individual familiar with the situation on Saturday.
The league is expected to investigate whether any commitments were made to Harden that could potentially violate salary cap regulations.
Potential penalties could be considered, according to the source who conveyed this on the topic of James Harden Calling Daryl Morey Liar. The source preferred to remain anonymous due to the investigation not having been publicly announced.
This initial report was first brought to light by ESPN.
In June, Harden exercised his $35.6 million contract option for the upcoming season, seemingly with the anticipation that the team would facilitate his trade. However, the 76ers have yet to come across a trade offer that aligns with their preferences for the 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player, who also led the league in assists in the previous season.
Consequently, a frustrated Harden made comments about Daryl Morey — someone he had previously played under during his most successful years with the Houston Rockets — at a promotional event in China.
During the event, Harden expressed, “Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of, Let me say that again: Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of.”