Sixers star James Harden’s $47 million sacrifice draws hot take from Gilbert Arenas

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James Harden demonstrated his allegiance to the Philadelphia 76ers by preceding a sizable pay raise to assist the Sixers in meeting their salary limit obligations.

The $47 million player option for the 2022–2023 season that would have been his to keep—and made him the former league MVP—was turned down.

Instead, Harden agreed to a new $68 million, two-year 

Harden will now make an average of $34 million a year, saving the Sixers a staggering $13 million for the following season.

Now that the luxury tax penalty is not as severe, the team can use this money to bring in one or two more players.

Gilbert Arenas, a former All-Star, firmly believes that Harden made the incorrect choice, though.

Arenas contend that the team owner should be concerned about luxury tax issues rather than Harden.

Joshua Harris and David S. Blitzer are listed as the Sixers' principal proprietors.

Their estimated net worths are $7.05 and $1.3 billion, respectively. On the other side, James Harden has a reported net worth of $165 million.

If you see it from Arenas' point of view, you might conclude that he truly has a point.