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Tracy McGrady calls out James Harden for leaving the Nets and handling his hamstring injury: "You don't rehab a hammy by doing stepbacks"

Tracy McGrady blasts James Harden for several different reasons
Tracy McGrady calls out James Harden for leaving the Nets and handling his hamstring injury: "You don't rehab a hammy by doing stepbacks"

In recent weeks, McGrady talked about everything between Harden and the Nets organization that led to him requesting a trade to the Sixers

James Harden is missing the All-Star game to recover from his hamstring injury, but Tracy McGrady is not buying into that at all and doesn't hold himself back from calling Harden out. 

T-Mac calls out Harden

After it was finally announced, James Harden joined the Philadelphia 76ers; everyone was super excited to see him play for his new team. Unfortunately, Harden will have to wait for his Sixers debut and miss the All-Star game because of a hamstring injury. That would be fine if he weren't seen working out with the team on his first practice with the Sixers, shooting and doing a bit of running. 

Former NBA player Tracy McGrady found that suspicious on the latest NBA on TNT show with other former NBA legends. In recent weeks, McGrady talked about everything between Harden and the Nets organization that led to him requesting a trade to the Sixers. Harden disagreed with how things were handled on the Nets and envisioned a system where he had more control. That clash led to him leaving the Nets and returning to Daryl Morey, who wanted to reunite with him since their days with the Houston Rockets.

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"When you say you wanna play with guys that wanna win, what are you insinuating?" McGrady asked. "That the guys in Brooklyn didn't wanna win? Is that what we talkin' about?"

He forced his way out of Brooklyn

Harden wanted to join the Sixers before he came to Brooklyn, and as soon the opportunity was presented to him to leave the Nets, he seized it and is now starting a new chapter in his career. McGrady believes Harden had totally different expectations for what his experience with the Nets might look like, so when the team started going through rough times recently, he decided to leave. 

"That's what it sounds like to me," McGrady continued. "And we all know that Philly was his first choice before he went to Brooklyn. So when things hit the fan, he wanted out of there. He shut it down. He wasn't hurt, he wasn't hurt. He shut it down."

The Sixers haven't disclosed when Harden will play his first game, but many people, just like McGrady, assumed he looks healthy enough to play based on the footage from the Sixers' practice facility.  

"My point exactly, you don't rehab a hammy by doing stepbacks," McGrady concluded.

Following their toughest loss in the season against the Boston Celtics, there is no question the Sixers want Harden to play as soon as possible. The regular season is ending, and the remaining games will be used for him to fully immerse himself into the system Doc Rivers is trying to implement. The Sixers were finally finding their groove, and adding Harden might disrupt the chemistry they already have. On the other hand, his transition is seamless, which will be a massive plus for the Sixers, who desperately need a winning streak that can bring them higher in the rankings and enable them to have a favorable position going into the playoffs.

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