Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris says he turned down an $80 million extension offer from the Los Angeles Clippers because he wanted to bet on himself.

The gamble paid off, as Harris signed the richest deal in Sixers history this past summer. The swingman signed a five-year, $180 million contract with the Philly franchise.

Harris averaged 18.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 27 regular season games with the Sixers last season while shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.1 percent from the free-throw line. Philly acquired him from the Clippers on Feb. 6, 2019.

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During the 2019 playoffs, Harris put up 15.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists. The Sixers lost to the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the playoffs in seven games.

In 17 games this season for Philly, Harris is averaging 18.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists. The 27-year-old is shooting 49.8 percent from the floor, 30.7 percent from the 3-point line and 77.4 percent from the charity stripe.

The Sixers are 11-6 on the season, good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Philly did lose Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick in free agency, but they rebounded nicely by signing Al Horford and acquiring Josh Richardson from the Miami Heat in the Butler sign-and-trade deal.

As for Harris, he definitely made the right move by declining that extension offer from the Clippers.