Philadelphia 76ers’ Tobias Harris Expresses Anger Towards Coaches and Media For Lack of Recognition

Published 03/13/2021, 10:53 AM EST
Feb 25, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (middle) shoots against Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (right) during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


Nobody expected the Philadelphia 76ers to do this well in the season. Last year, the organization had trouble fitting two of the best players in the league. Both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid could not carry the team forward because of issues of their own. However, no other team made full use of the offseason like they did.

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After a complete rebuild and filling up the gaps, they are the top team in the Eastern Conference. And the last thing the rival teams would want is the 76ers more motivated to prove themselves. That’s probably what they’ve at least done to Tobias Harris.

Tobias Harris warns coaches and the media

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The extended contract with the Philadelphia 76ers hasn’t been ideal for the veteran forward. His first season under the max contract was decent. But it is then that Harris knew that there were more critics than there were fans. However, this isn’t the same for the other two 76ers superstars.

While Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were voted to be a part of the All-Star Game this year, the third star wasn’t. Harris thought that he had proved himself enough to be picked, but he could not control his anger. He blasted off on the rest of the coaches and media for not considering him worthy.

He stated, “If PHI fans understand I’m an All-Star, these are the same fans that probably woulda escorted me out my house last yr. When me & Doc talk about it, I tell him I got a bounty out for all the coaches that didn’t vote for me & the national media that skipped over me”

Is the 76ers’ veteran an All-Star?

So far, Harris has shown nothing but prowess on the offensive end. In the first half of the season, he is averaging 20.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and dropping 51% shots from the field and 40% of the three-pointers.

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Despite his contribution to the team’s success, makes him the biggest snub for the All-Star game this season. It is true, an All-Star label will dissolve the plethora of doubts around his potential.

Mar 12, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) blocks the shot of Washington Wizards guard Raul Neto (19) during the first quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

However, the situation isn’t in his hands. All Tobias can do is continue to play his best like he has and hope that he gets recognized for his talents.

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Read also- 76ers’ Head Coach Makes Strong Case For Why Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris Should Make it to The All-Star Team

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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