By Sally Fahey
After three scoring titles and a Most Valuable Player Award with the Houston Rockets, James Harden had built an impressive legacy.
But it was tarnished somewhat with an abortive and injury-plagued two seasons with the Nets.
When he was traded to the 76ers in early 2022, most of the focus was on the Sixers finally getting rid of Ben Simmons rather on their acquisition of Harden.
Harden has fit in well as Embiid’s lieutenant in Philadelphia. He led the league in assists per game this season with 10.7 and averaged 21 points.
And he has kept the Sixers in the series with the Celtics, scoring 45 points in game 1 and 42 in game 4, both of which Philly won: