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Daryl Morey, the GM of the Houston Rockets, believes he has let down the superstar of the team, James Harden.

Morey claimed he has failed to surround Harden with the right players to win the championship.

“I don’t think the media is super fair of him. But you know, people say that all the time. So you can take that for what it is, but I really don’t.

And but I think part of it is he he has a tight circle of people that that he trusts and with those people who he knows have his best interests at heart and he’s had a history with them, he’s very gregarious, very open, very smart. Like just this great guy. And with everyone else, he’s not the opposite. He’s just reserved.

He’s not someone who is going to be a big media guy or things like that. So, I think that hurts him a little bit, but I can tell you privately he’s like a basketball genius.

He is a great quality human being. We’ve worked together for eight or nine years now and I couldn’t have a better partner to try and win a title with and in fact, most days I wake up saying, I’ve let them down because I haven’t gotten him the right players to win a title,” Morey said on Anthony Pompliano’s Pomp podcast, via HoopsHype.