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Tobias Harris
Tobias Harris
Position: F
Born: 07/15/92
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:226 lbs. / 102.5 kg.
Salary: $32,742,000
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Players around the NBA have joined together in calling for action in the death of Taylor since arriving for the season restart at the Walt Disney World Resort. Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris, Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard are among those drawing attention to the death of Taylor. Davis, and teammate Serge Ibaka, joined his peers in bringing her death front and center. We’re united right now. We’re just keeping the focus on Breonna Taylor’s killers. That’s what I want to keep the focus on this week. It’s nothing against you guys — and I can answer all of you guys’ questions post-game or any time after we’re playing — but right now I just want to keep the focus on what’s really going on in the world. There’s a lot of social injustice going on and I just want to make sure that I’m doing the right thing and using my platform, as well as other athletes, to just continue with this thing, man. We all stand united. We might not all have to be on the same team but we’re still united in this league. I just want to keep the focus on Breonna Taylor’s killers and just keep that going, man, because it’s still going on in the world.

Storyline: Orlando Bubble
“He assimilated with the Pop philosophy,’’ one NBA executive who is close to Udoka told The Post. “Udoka is a person very driven, meticulous, hard on himself. He’s a perfectionist.” Udoka, who oversees the Sixers’ defense, joined another Spurs alum in Brett Brown in Philly. Torrel Harris, the agent for and father of Sixers forward Tobias Harris, has been most impressed with Udoka, a former Knick. If the Bulls’ job officially opens, Udoka is expected to be a frontrunner, especially now that former Sixers executive Marc Eversley just joined Chicago.

Tobias Harris: "We haven’t had the best chemistry"

When the discussion shifted to basketball, Harris assessed what went wrong for the Sixers this year and why the team sits at 39-26, sixth in the Eastern Conference and below where it expected to be heading into the season. “I’ll just say, and I’ll keep it real, we haven’t had the best chemistry throughout the whole year. It took us a while to kind of get everyone together, we battled injuries from the start to the end. And right now, if we’re the sleeper, then we’re the sleeper. Truth be told, how we’re viewed, that’s someone else’s opinion, but I know when I look my guys in the eye and we have conversations, we have one goal in mind, and that’s to go out there and play and win a championship.”
“I would say that if we’re going to be safe, then let’s play. If the league, if my fellow brothers in the NBA want to go out and play, I’m with playing. I know my teammates, they want to go hoop, so I’m with my team to go hoop. “Do I think necessarily it’s the safest thing? No. That’s just straight up and down. I don’t think it’s the safest thing. You look around the world, the cases continue to rise. But that’s also on the NBA to make sure we’re in a safe environment.”
Storyline: Orlando Bubble
While a handful of players seem to be mulling over the decision to play or not, Philadelphia 76ers veteran forward Tobias Harris isn’t one of them. According to Harris himself — he’s playing next month. “I’ve heard everybody’s opinions and viewpoints, and none of them are wrong,” Harris told Ernie Johnson in a live conversation on Twitter. “If somebody feels this way, that’s how they feel, and nobody should be able to take that from because in this period of time, with everything that’s going on from the deaths, the police brutality, from the quality. It’s all affecting people and especially African Americans mentally in a way that you can’t understand unless you’re that person.”
Storyline: Orlando Bubble
While Harris understands the circumstances as to why some players might feel like playing at this time is wrong — the 76ers’ forward makes it clear he’s ready to go. “I believe that if we are suited up to play, I’ll be ready to play, my guys and my team is ready to play, and I truly believe we have a chance to win a championship,” Harris said. “I’m ready. I’ve always kept myself and my mental in that state of being ready to play. I do believe that this is important just to be able to push the message, even more so for me, I’m ready to play. If the group as a collective to size is the best decision.”
Tobias Harris: We been in the streets protesting for years about police brutality. But it’s like, Y’all hear us, but you ain’t listening. That’s what’s the most upsetting thing for me. And I know it is for others too, around the world. It seems like nothing is really working to get our voices heard. We have normalized this to the point where it’s common to see videos of people on social media being bashed by officers. For people who want to make this about anything but race, it’s like, Dang, do y’all really not understand what’s going on here? Keep it real. Admit something’s wrong in this country, admit that this is about race, and let’s build a way forward.
Tobias Harris: Last month, armed men took over the steps of Michigan’s capitol building. To protest the QUARANTINE. And what did the President call them? “Good people.” But we go out and protest that another black life has been taken senselessly, and we’re “THUGS.” Come on. This is why black Americans are angry. For police officers who commit this violence, there has been no accountability. Cops are supposed to be held to a standard of conduct, but they always get the benefit of the doubt, inherently. They act like we ain’t supposed to question nothing.
I’ve educated myself on the world in the years since. I’m able to take myself out of the celebrity bubble and the profile that I’m at, and look at what black people are going through around the country. That’s why I’m saying my piece now. And I already know that some people won’t like it. There is still a stigma around talking openly about race. A hundred percent. But at this point, I don’t care. I’m pushing people in my circle!! We gotta hold friends accountable, too. I’m pushing myself, my family, friends, and people around me — people that follow me, people that look up to me — to get uncomfortable. You have to. Ain’t no both sides. And SILENCE is UNACCEPTABLE.
Tobias Harris hasn’t shot a basketball since the 2019-20 season was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. But he has been working out every day in his garage gym at his Philadelphia home to stay ready should play resume. He’s also been talking to his teammates on Zoom. “Everybody wants to be safe, so that’s the key thing,” Harris replied when asked if he has any concerns about a return. “If we can find a venue and it’s safe and we have the proper protocols in place for guys to feel comfortable, then I’m fine with it.” Harris described the idea of playing actual games in an empty gym as, “Kind of like a practice setting. But guys are competitive, so we’re always gonna go as hard as we can.”
Storyline: Season Resuming?
Hearing Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan in “The Last Dance”, crying on the locker room floor following his Father’s Day championship in 1996 — MJ’s first title since his dad, James, was murdered — caused Harris himself to become emotional. “I ain’t going to lie, I was shedding a tear when I saw Jordan crying,” Harris told Yahoo Sports in a recent telephone interview. “I thought they should’ve just stopped the episode right then and there. It was touching. I’d seen the photo a whole lot, but I was probably too young to understand. And now you can really see all the emotion that’s in it. I did some research after the show ended. You hear about his father passing away, but then you dive in and it’s a pretty crazy story.”
Harris, a Long Island native, was fortunate enough to see Jordan play at Madison Square Garden when he was a kid alongside his father, longtime NBA agent Torrel Harris — founder and CEO of Unique Sports Management — and his older brother, Tyler Harris. It proved to be a memorable evening. “We kept asking my dad if we could meet him after the game and he was just telling us maybe,” Tobias recalled. “But it ended up happening and it was unbelievable. As we were walking away I realized I didn’t get him to sign my card. So my dad had to pull him back and get him to sign our cards. Tyler and I were so excited on the train ride back. I kept thinking my dad was so cool because he knows Michael Jordan. I ended up losing the card on the way back, but it didn’t matter because I had gotten to meet him. It was an unforgettable experience.”
Don’t worry about the league’s best friendship: Bobi and Tobi are still doing just fine, according to Harris, who appeared on Fox Sports Detroit’s Let It Fly podcast this week. But it sounds like Marjanovic would like to be reunited with his buddy sooner rather than later, because he recently floated an off-the-wall idea to Harris that had the Sixers’ forward very confused.
Here’s Harris explaining Bobi’s idea, in all its glory: KANE: How’s your buddy Bobi doing? HARRIS: Man, he’s doing well. We probably speak two, three times a week. He’s working on his YouTube channel right now. So he’s getting that started. [Laughs] The other day he was like, ‘Look man, we need to do this.’ So I’m like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’ He’s like, ‘Open up the map.’ I’m like, ‘What map?’ He goes, ‘The map on the phone!’ So, alright. And then he’s like, ‘Listen, let’s meet between Dallas and Philly, and do the Bobi & Tobi show.’ I’m like, ‘What? I’m not getting on a plane.’ He goes, ‘Just drive!’ I’m like, ‘I’m not driving eight hours to do your show!’ […] He wants to meet me in Tennessee or something. I don’t know, man.