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In the Philadelphia 76ers media day, James Harden looks very much engaged with the reporters around.

Perhaps the primary reason could be the great progress he made this entire offseason, as Harden told the media that he went on a grind mode to condition himself.

“This last year and half, I really wasn’t healthy enough to put the proper work in like I’m used to,” Harden said. “This summer was huge for me in that aspect.”

As such, the superstar guard claimed that he lost 100lbs – followed it up by some grin in his face by Joel Embiid.

With a healthy Harden, aspirations are slated to head in the right direction for the Sixers. As one of the rising title contenders next season, it is very much important that he’s fit to perform well.