Soon After Deion Sanders Gives Joel Embiid a Michael Jordan Lesson, Sixers Drop James Harden “Optimistic” Update

Published 10/04/2023, 3:51 PM EDT

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The build-up to this upcoming season has been like a movie. It is not just the things unfolding within the NBA but also what’s happening in the American sports community, has added a whole new flavor. We have all been witness to the Coach Prime mania that has taken over the world of sports. And whether you are a fan of it or not, you know that Deion Sanders is all about his business.

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Living up to his hype, the 56-year-old has taken Colorado to new heights. And if you’re an athlete, looking for some inspiration, who better than Coach Prime to take it from? In fact, he recently shared an important Michael Jordan lesson with our last season’s MVP. Although the Philadelphia 76ers star guard missed the lesson, there has been an “optimistic” update on his whereabouts.

A ray of hope for the 76ers concerning James Harden

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James Harden is one of the key elements of the 76ers championship dreams. However, The Beard and his franchise have been on the opposite sides of a track recently. From him calling out the management all the way from China, to intentionally missing out on the annual ritual of media day. Harden hasn’t been his best self as far as being a team member is concerned. However, as per a recent update on the 10x All-Star, there is finally some good news for the Philly franchise.

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According to Tim Bontemps of ESPN, Harden has finally made his way back to his team. According to sources, the 34-year-old is participating in training with the 76ers. Notably, he has missed the media day with his team, for which he received a fair share of backlash. However, well within time, all things seem to be falling into place for the Philadelphia franchise. With their star player coming back to the camp, the 76ers can start hoping for a season filled with possibilities.

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“Over the past 48 hours, the 76ers had expressed hope and optimism that, at some point, this situation could be resolved,” Bontemps added.

However, it is worth noting that this doesn’t eliminate the intentions that Harden has been holding within for a while. The Beard wants a trade! And whether he’ll complete this season with the 76ers, we’ll get to know at the right time.

James Harden missed a valuable Coach Prime lesson

It is not just the bad press that Harden has been attracting; he has actually missed a few great moments with the team already. One such special moment was when Sanders decided to impart one-of-a-kind sports wisdom. The person benefitting from it was none other than Harden’s teammate, Joel Embiid.

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MJ wanted that smoke. He wasn’t ducking. Whoever was that dude, he was going to get,” Sanders told the 76ers roster.

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He reminded the players that if they have their priorities in the right place like the great Jordan, they too might achieve the unthinkable.

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Prateek Singh

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Prateek Singh is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports, known for his insightful coverage of the league. With a deep passion for basketball fueled by the late Kobe Bryant's championship runs, Prateek has built his writing career on astute analysis and a firm understanding of the game. His transparent reporting and dedication to providing quality content have earned him credibility and respect among readers and industry professionals alike.
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