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James Harden contract: 76ers star declines $47.3M option for 2022-23, reportedly will sign new deal with team

James Harden will be continuing his career with the Philadelphia 76ers. On Wednesday, the veteran guard opted out of his $47.3 million player option for the 2022-23 season, but he's expected to sign a new contract with the Sixers once free agency begins, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. By opting out of his player option, Harden gives the Sixers more financial flexibility to help improve the rest of the roster this summer around hiim and MVP runner-up Joel Embiid.
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Breaking: James Harden Makes Decision On Sixers Contract

James Harden's midseason trade to the Philadelphia 76ers fell short of delivering a title to Philly. Today the former NBA MVP has just made a big decision on his contract for the 2022-23 season. According to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Harden is declining his $47.4...
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Pennsylvania Road Rage Suspect Killed Man for Driving Too Slow: Cops

A man was shot dead in his car by a raging driver who thought the victim was driving too slowly, police said. King Hua, 54, was shot while stopped at a red light in Springfield Township near Philadelphia at around 8.40 a.m. on Wednesday. “A man lost his life today over traveling in his car too slow in rush-hour traffic,” Springfield Township Police Chief Joseph Daly told reporters at a news conference. “It’s just not acceptable.” Witnesses described seeing a dark SUV use the shoulder to pull ahead of Hua’s car before a male passenger got out of the vehicle and fired two rounds into Hua’s windshield and fled the scene, Daly added. Hua’s wife was also in the car at the time of the murder. Around 10 miles away on Tuesday night, a 21-year-old woman was shot and killed in a Philly bar over an argument about whose turn it was to use a pool table.

NBA World Reacts To James Harden's Surprising Decision

James Harden could've exercised his player option for the 2022-23 season and collected $47.4 million in the process. Instead, he declined that option. According to multiple reports, Harden intends to return to the Philadelphia 76ers on a new deal that'll give the front office some much-needed financial flexibility to bolster its roster.

Man Killed In Road Rage Shooting In Springfield Identified, Authorities Say

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (CBS) — Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting on the roads of Delaware County. Investigators say it was a case of road rage. Police are searching for the person who pulled up to a vehicle and fatally shot another driver on a busy road in Springfield Township. A bullet hole is visible in the windshield of the victim’s car left on State Road/Route 1 near Meetinghouse Lane. “It’s really unnerving and a little scary,” Jackie Washco, who heard the shooting, said. It happened just before 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer says a man and woman in a dark-colored...

N.J. man charged with raping young girl several times, officials allege

A Trenton man has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault on accusations he raped a young girl on multiple occasions, court documents show. Taalibidin Shakir, 44, is charged with nine felonies in total, including the aggravated sexual assault charges, as well as counts of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The victim is a non-family member under the age of 13, the criminal complaints and police say.

76ers could have 1 taker for Tobias Harris’ contract?

The Philadelphia 76ers’ prayers may be getting answered. Matt Moore of The Action Network reports Wednesday that the Sacramento Kings are a potential landing spot for 76ers forward Tobias Harris if Philly re-engages in trade talks for him. The 76ers are widely known to be shopping Harris and the $77 million he has left on his contract.

In Philadelphia, and across U.S., police say "crushing volume" of killings outruns their ability to close cases

Just before dawn on a recent Thursday, a SWAT team and detectives from Philadelphia's homicide unit quietly snaked through the streets of the city's Mayfair neighborhood. The overworked detectives were closing in on a possible murder suspect in the death of an immigrant Uber driver. Philadelphia saw 562 homicides in 2021 — more than ever before — and nearly half have gone unsolved. In this city, and across the country, the odds of getting away with murder are essentially a coin flip, the low point in a dramatic decline from the 1950s, when about 90% of murders led to arrests, according to FBI data analyzed by CBS News and an independent group, the Murder Accountability Project.

10 reasons the Eagles will be a dumpster fire this season

This week, all week long, we're taking a negative look at each of the teams in the NFC East, in detail. Today we'll finish out the series with the Philadelphia Eagles. 1) Are we discounting the possibility of regression from Jalen Hurts. Prior to the start of the 2021 season,...

Designated driver shot dead at Philadelphia bar by ejected customer

A young woman acting as a designated driver for her friends was fatally shot at a Philadelphia bar by a disgruntled man who was thrown out, police and relatives said Wednesday. The victim, Jailene Holton, 21, was shot in the head late Tuesday at Philly Bar and Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia, where she went with friends, police said. Holton was pronounced dead at a hospital hours later. A suspect described only as a black male is being sought and no arrests have been made as of Wednesday afternoon, a police spokesman told The Post. Holton, who was the designated driver for her friends,...

Family of Black Man Found Hanging Juneteenth Weekend Demands Answers

The family of Donté Perez Jones, a father and Army veteran, is still demanding answers about his death that police have ruled an apparent suicide. Jones’s body was found hanging in Pennsylvania’s Whitpain Township’s Wentz Run Park during Juneteenth weekend, North Penn Now reports. Investigators said a resident discovered the body leaning against a piece of playground equipment near a walking trail at 7:45 a.m. on June 17.