The ongoing feud between James Harden and 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey has garnered significant attention in the basketball world.
Harden’s public accusations of Morey being a “liar” due to an alleged unfulfilled promise have raised questions about the right approach to securing a trade.
Former NBA player Channing Frye has weighed in on the situation, and his perspective is quite candid. Frye labeled the feud as “petty” and expressed skepticism about Harden’s tactics.
He questioned whether attempting to force a trade through public statements was the right approach, especially if the player’s perceived value did not match the expectations of potential trade partners.
“I feel like it’s some petty sh*t— I feel like it’s bullsh*t,” Frye said on Road Trippin’ Podcats, via HoopsHype. Like a guy that’s demanded six different trades demands this and now starts talking sh*t about the guy. If they were trying to trade you and you don’t have equal value, will you think you’re just gonna bully your way out? He’s not a top 10 player in the league right now, right?”