James Harden is set to make his Philadelphia 76ers debut on Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, barring everything feels right with his hamstring. Ahead of the contest, The Beard expressed his excitement about pairing up with Joel Embiid and chasing a title with the Sixers.

Via Lauren Rosen of Sixers.com:

“I’m turnt, man. I’m excited… I’m a competitor. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to bring a championship to the 76ers and Philly. That’s the main reason I’m here honestly. We’ve got a great opportunity ahead of us.”

The Sixers now have one of the most electric duos in the Association with Harden and Embiid. While they did have to give up several pieces such as Andre Drummond, Seth Curry, and of course disgruntled guard Ben Simmons, many believe Philly now has what it takes to make a run at a championship.

Harden was reportedly keen on joining the Sixers even prior to being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, but as he put it, the option wasn’t there at the time. The veteran was clearly not happy in Brooklyn anymore, but evidently, he’s ecstatic to try and help Philadelphia get to the promised land this season.

Harden tried to pick up his $47 million player option after the blockbuster trade but failed to submit the paperwork on time. Instead, he’ll likely take it in the offseason, whether the Sixers win a ring or not.