James Harden is the No. 1 selling jersey since trade to 76ers

Justin Grasso: Since the trade, James Harden is the No. 1 selling jersey in the NBA across the Fanatics Network. The #Sixers are the best-selling NBA team during that same time period.
Source: Twitter @JGrasso_

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Some very cool @Philadelphia 76ers news, per @Fanatics:
Since joining the 76ers, James Harden is the No. 1 selling jersey in the @NBA across the Fanatics Network. The @Philadelphia 76ers are the best-selling NBA team during that same time period.
👀1️⃣ – 7:21 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#DidYouKnowFlow: Per @Fanatics
Since the #Sixers and #Nets trade, James Harden is the No. 1 selling jersey in the NBA across the Fanatics Network. The #Sixers are the best-selling #NBA team during that same time period. – 7:18 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Since the trade, James Harden is the No. 1 selling jersey in the NBA across the Fanatics Network. The #Sixers are the best-selling NBA team during that same time period. – 7:17 PM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
Joel Embiid talks about James Harden and the chemistry class they’re about to share, and I mention (again) why I find the MVP discussion so off-base lately, at @TheAthletic PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
James Harden on his motivation as he joins the @Philadelphia 76ers:
“I’m turnt, man. I’m excited… I’m a competitor. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to bring a championship to the 76ers and Philly. That’s the main reason I’m here honestly. We’ve got a great opportunity ahead of us.” – 3:09 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
James Harden on @Tyrese Maxey, from Harden’s first day as a 76er:
“You love that young, turnt energy that he has… He’s getting more comfortable. He’s being ultra-aggressive. He’s making the right reads. I can’t wait to have that pace. I feel like we can compliment each other.” – 12:26 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Kyrie immediately after his championship, Harden talks beards with Trey, and Kristen Ledlow brings a friend by.
“No Dunks Top 75 Guests” continues.
🅰️: AM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: Here’s our top-3 tandems in #Sixers’ history that Joel Embiid and James Harden could end up joining if their partnership goes as well as Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers hope (for subscribers): #76ers PM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
FanDuel surveyed 1,938 DFS players on a number of NBA topics. LeBron James was voted most overrated, followed by Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. The NY Court of Appeals is expected to release its decision on the legal fate of DFS in the state in March – 3:55 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
“I did a lot of chasing around trying to get him back and try to make him feel comfortable again. It was tough. I didn’t care anymore.”
Joel Embiid on Ben Simmons, James Harden, and the MVP race. Catch our convo on NBA Today: PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1962, the @Golden State Warriors Wilt Chamberlain had 61 points and 26 rebounds in a 139-121 win over the Hawks.
It was the last of 65 consecutive 30-point games for Chamberlain, the longest such streak in NBA history by 33 games (James Harden, 32). AM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Sean Marks completely revamped this Nets team since the deadline.
Added: Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, Goran Dragic
Lost: James Harden, Paul Millsap, Jevon Carter – 1:58 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
A simple question heading into a likely Harden debut after the break ends — who should be the fifth starter?…1:49 PM

James Harden @JHarden13
started from the bottom don’t know how I’m up here… PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2019, the @Houston Rockets James Harden scored 30 points in a loss to the Lakers, his last of 32 consecutive 30-point games.
The only player in NBA history with a longer such streak is Wilt Chamberlain (65 games). PM

James Harden @JHarden13 AM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
“To see it actually be final, it was like, ‘Wow, who would have ever thought?’”
Spent a chunk of All-Star Weekend surveying players about the Harden-Simmons trade, and how it could impact an already-tight playoff race in the East.…11:58 AM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
New for ⁦@NYDailyNews⁩/⁦@NYDNSports⁩: In Brooklyn, the first half of the season has prepared them for the second. On the Nets, their still intact championship aspirations, and a locker room now steeled after the James Harden trade.…11:39 AM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
But seriously… fun All-Star Game! Steph hit 16 threes, LeBron made a tough game-winner, Embiid and Giannis gave a shit, Ja did some stuff, the target score thing worked, the NBA75 halftime was great, and Luka jogged around in honor of James Harden. Two thumbs up. – 11:02 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#nba75 Allen Iverson and James Harden are honored in this clip. #Sixers PM

Alexis Morgan @alexismorgan
James Harden looks like he’d rather be anywhere else right now 😭 – 9:48 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
James Harden greeted with mild cheers and mild boos during his Top 75 intro. Ouch – 9:48 PM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
Also in the column….
* Joel Embiid has been fantastic, but the overlooking of Nikola Jokic’s season (which is better than his MVP campaign) simply has to stop
* Adam Silver, Draymond Green, and Trae Young discuss the James Harden-Ben Simmons sagas…9:16 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
LeBron James needs one more 3-pointer to become the NBA All-Star Game’s leader in made 3s. He’s tied with sidelined James Harden at 39. Steph Curry has 33. #NBAllStar8:54 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James held back laughter toward Macy Gray during her national anthem performance as if she also declined to pick James Harden for the All-Star game – 8:21 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
“From the Philadelphia 76ers, James Harden.”
🥺 – 8:16 PM

Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
Doesn’t matter if you’re playing for Team LeBron. Steph Curry and James Harden both soundly booed. #NBAAllStar8:15 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
James Harden is in the building. – 8:13 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
cleveland just booed the crap outta james harden – 8:12 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
James Harden booed … James Harden doesn’t give a damn! – 8:12 PM

More on this storyline

Marc Stein: James Harden says at his introductory press conference had landing in Philadelphia was his “first choice” last season when Houston dealt him to Brooklyn instead. -via Twitter @TheSteinLine / February 15, 2022

Based on conversations with Brooklyn figures and those close to Durant, it’s clear the Harden blockbuster trade for Ben Simmons wouldn’t have occurred without Durant’s blessing. As more and more Nets personnel faced the reality approaching the trade deadline that Harden wanted out, Durant’s approval mattered more than anyone else’s. “KD didn’t want to get rid of James,” one person familiar with the two superstars said. “But he knew it was over.” -via Bleacher Report / February 15, 2022

“Kevin was like: ‘F–k it. James isn’t bringing s–t,” another figure with knowledge of Brooklyn added. “I don’t think that would have happened without Kevin making that decision.” -via Bleacher Report / February 15, 2022