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James Harden clears air on Kyrie Irving’s vaccination stance

James Harden clears air on Kyrie Irving’s vaccination stance

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  • 76ers
Feb 16
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Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden has spoken out about his former teammate Kyrie Irving’s stance on vaccination.

After parting ways with the Brooklyn Nets, many had speculated that the two butted heads about Irving’s stance on vaccination, which might have encouraged Harden to leave New York.

When asked about Irving’s vaccination status affecting their friendship, the former Houston Rocket confirmed that they are good friends.

“Very minimal. Obviously, me and Kyrie are really good friends,” Harden said, as per The Recount. “Whatever he is going through, that’s his personal preference, but it definitely did impact the team because originally, me, Kyrie, KD on the court, you know, and winning covers up a lot of that stuff, but it was unfortunate we played just 16 games out of whatever it was and you know, it is what it is.”

Previously, there were multiple reports claiming that Harden was annoyed with Kyrie, while Kyrie was not feeling Harden. The 32-year-old brushed off the rumor instead.

“Winning a title is the goal, man. That’s the goal. Like Daryl Morey said: The opportunity to win is now,” the former MVP said. “Joel Embiid is playing the best he’s ever played. So my job is to come out there and help him and help the entire team win a championship this year and in years going forward.”

While Brooklyn has lost its Big Three, Harden, on the other hand, has been reunited with Daryl Morey, the Sixers president of basketball operations who acquired Harden (for Houston) nine years ago from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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