2023 Playoff Failures
Harden played horribly in his final playoff series for the Sixers against Boston in 2023. He scored 22 points in the final two games as he failed to meet expectations. Some people believed that he ruined it for his teammates because he carried so much hype into the playoffs (via The Mirror).
Scott Van Pelt ranted about the Harden situation in Philadelphia. He said: “The glaring disappearances in massive spots in the playoffs, that’s on Harden. And who’s lining up to give a pile for that, knowing that if it gets sideways – which it inevitably seems to do – he’ll just say that he wants out again.”