James Harden against Toronto in the 2022 NBA playoffs.

NBA star James Harden has officially agreed to re-sign with the Philadelphia 76ers on a two-year, $68.6 million deal to return to the team, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday.

Harden is set to make $33 million for the 2022-23 season and could exercise his player option, which could net him another $35.6 million for the 2023-24 season. He could also opt out of his deal after one year and become a free agent again.

The former NBA MVP originally said he wasn’t going to take a pay cut, but he changed his mind to attract other players to Philly. That money was ultimately used to attract role players P.J. Tucker and Danuel House.

Many on Twitter had some amazing reactions to Harden re-signing with the Sixers.

Harden — who turns 33 in August — averaged 22 points and 10.3 assists across 65 games with the Nets and 76ers this past season after he wanted out of Brooklyn. He was dealt to Philly as part of a blockbuster trade that sent Ben Simmons to the Nets.

Despite a lot of fanfare surrounding Harden’s arrival to Philly, the Sixers fell short in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. losing to the Miami Heat in six games — marking the fourth time in five years they have failed to make the Conference Finals.

[ESPN]