"Taxes, death and James harden vanishing in the postseason", "Don’t ever, EVER put James Harden and Dwyane Wade in the same f**king sentence again!" - Fans show no mercy to Philadelphia 76ers as they lose game 6 to Miami Heat and go out of playoffs

Miami Heat v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Six
Miami Heat v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Six

The Philadelphia 76ers' wait for a Conference finals appearance continues following their 4-2 second-round series loss to the Miami Heat in the 2022 NBA playoffs. The Sixers suffered another blowout loss in this series during their Game 6 contest at home.

Miami bagged a 99-90 win to advance to the next round. The Sixers have lost all four of their second-round series in the last five years.

NBA fans didn't miss out on the opportunity to troll the Philadelphia 76ers for their failure to make their mark in the postseason, despite having a championship-caliber roster at their disposal.

James Harden gets brutally trolled online for yet another embarrassing performance in an elimination game

James Harden forced his way out of Houston during the 2020-21 NBA season in the hopes of winning his first ring. The "Beard" went on to play for the Brooklyn Nets, where he teamed up with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

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The Nets were then regarded as the hot favorites to win it all. However, they succumbed to a 4-3 round two series loss against the eventual champions Milwaukee Bucks. Harden played through a hamstring injury during that contest and wasn't able to play to his potential.

He started the current season with the Nets as well, but after the team experienced a losing stretch, Harden demanded to be traded midseason to the Philadelphia 76ers.

James Harden got off to a solid start in the first four games but could only manage 19 points per contest, shooting a measly 39% from the floor since.

The 32-year-old struggled in the postseason as well. Harden averaged 19.3 points on 40% shooting across 11 playoff games this year. The former MVP was misfiring in the series against the Heat, barring his 30-point outing in Game 4.

James Harden's poor run was arguably the most significant reason behind the Philadelphia 76ers' elimination from the playoffs, and his performance in Game 6 only made things worse for him.

He produced only 11 points on four of nine shooting, not attempting a single free throw during the match. Harden was nowhere to be found in the second half as he returned 0 points during that stretch on 0-for-2 shooting.

Fans couldn't resist taking a dig at him for his performances online. Here's how the NBA world reacted:

NBA fans mock Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets for their blockbuster trade featuring James Harden and Ben Simmons

James Harden and Ben Simmons swapped teams at the trade deadline leaving fans debating if the Philadelphia 76ers won the trade or the Brooklyn Nets. By the end of the playoffs, everyone in the NBA world seems to have concluded that this blockbuster trade ended up being a lose-lose for both sides.

Simmons didn't play a single game for the Nets this year, while Harden's refusal to shoot in the second half of an elimination game saw fans mock the Sixers for basically not making any progress by replacing Simmons with Harden.

The Philadelphia 76ers may have squandered yet another opportunity to surround talisman Joel Embiid with the right pieces to win a championship. They let go of players like Jimmy Butler and Seth Curry in the past and could face difficulties getting anything of real value in a potential James Harden trade if he continues to struggle with age.

It will be interesting to see how this offseason goes, with Harden telling reporters after the game that he intends to stay in Philadelphia. The All-Star guard has a $47 million player option this summer. If he opts out, he will enter free agency.

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