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Paintings, silence and history: The 'final straw' of the James Harden-Daryl Morey era

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THE SUMMER OF 2018 is not an easy time for Daryl Morey or James Harden to reflect on. They'd just come achingly close to dethroning the Golden State Warriors at the peak of their dynasty, losing in seven games as Chris Paul's hamstring withered and the team astoundingly made just 7-44 threes in the loss.

But rather than compartmentalize those feelings, Morey has quite literally dwelled in them ever since.

Every day he walks into his home in Philadelphia, Morey looks at a life-sized portrait of Harden he commissioned from Croatian artist Filip Peraic after the 2018 season.