James Harden is back at it again.
Not long after the Guardian made headlines for removing all mention of the Philadelphia 76ers from his Twitter and Instagram profiles, Harden posted a pair of somewhat cryptic sentences to his Instagram story.
“It was comfortable for a long time. Time to get uncomfortable,” the story post reads.
With no other context, one might assume Harden is referring to his situation in Philadelphia, where he recently picked up his $35.6 million deal before requesting a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The veteran is seeking to make his fifth NBA team in 14 seasons, and the upset could be hinting at starting over in a new city.
Another version of the discomfort for the former MVP may be leaving the side of Darryl Morey, who watched Harden for nearly a decade between the front offices of the Houston Rockets and 76ers.
“I have a long relationship with him. Morey told 97.5 The Fanatic on Tuesday. “But the reality is if we look at a deal, it will be one of two things. Either it’s a player who continues to help us be there like we were last year, going 3-2 against one of the best teams in the East, the Celtics.
“If we don’t get a very good player or something that we can turn into a very good player, we won’t.”
While Harden may be ready to “feel uncomfortable,” he’ll have to sit through another general trading odyssey to get there.