Fans trolled James Harden after he looked quite slimmer in a recent pic, as the 76ers star heads towards a big season of his career

PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 12: James Harden #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 12, 2022 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden is preparing well for a big season. Over the last two years, he has been criticized for his weight, but this time around he looks quite fit.

Recently, a photo of him with Betty Zhou surfaced, and the former MVP looked quite good in it. The 76ers’ fans were very happy to see him in good shape, as it will be a big season for their team.

Some fans, on the other hand, mocked him and said that the pay cut he took to stay with the 76ers was paying off. Here are some of the best reactions to James Harden looking slim ahead of the new season.

James Harden took a pay cut to play for the Philadelphia 76ers

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"That 13 mil pay cut hitting him already" - Twitter has hilarious takes as 'slim' James Harden is pictured with Betty Zhou 3

James Harden, 33, will receive a significant pay cut for the upcoming season as a result of signing a new two-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. In year two of the contract, Harden now has a new player option after opting not to activate his $47 million player option.

James Harden campaigned to join the Philadelphia 76ers instead of the Brooklyn Nets because he thought it would be a better match for him. He got criticism for his decision, but in light of the events in Brooklyn, it now seems justified.

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