James Harden is a professional basketball player who is currently playing for Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He was the member of United States National Basketball team who won the gold medal in both the 2014 FIBA World Cup and 2012 Summer Olympics. Keep reading to know more about James Harden’s net worth in 2019.
James Edwards Harden was born on August 26, 1989, in California to Monja Willis and James Harden Sr.
His father worked for the US Navy but later got addicted to drugs. James did not like his father and also never uses Jr. in his name. His mother, on the other hand, had a worked as an administrator in Pasadena.
His parents had three children, and Harden was the youngest child.
He completed his schooling at Artesia High School which is located in Lakewood, California and later attended Arizona State. When he was studying at Arizona State, he was also named first team All-District by the NABC and the USBWA. the NABC and USBWA named him first-team All-District
James Harden started his professional career in basketball when Oklahoma City Thunder selected him in the 2009 NBA draft.
On April 18, 2012, he scored 40 which was his highest points in a match against Phoenix Suns.
After joining the team of Rockets, he became one of the best scorers as well as the best shooting guard in the NBA. On March 2015, he was suspended for a game for kicking LeBron James.
Under the age of 21 Harden recorded the fourth highest 3-point percentage in the whole NBA history(minimum of one hundred fifty attempts) during the 2009-10 season.
On November 18 and 20 he connected on seven straight 3-point field goals in consecutive two games. It was the most consecutive 3-point made by a player since Michael Dickerson made eight straight a decade ago.
In his first campaign with Houston Harden had one of the best statistical seasons in team history. He became the fifth player in team history who reached 2,000 points in just one single campaign.
Awards & Achievements
James Harden became the second youngest player to win the NBA Sixth Man of the Year and helped Oklahoma City Thunder to reach the NBA finals during the 2011-12 season.
Harden is the only player to record 2000 points, 600 rebounds, 900 assists in a single season of the NBA history. He is also the youngest player to reach 1,000 career 3-pointers made.
In the season-opening match, he is the first and only player to record at least 34 points as well as 17 assists in the entire NBA history.
In the year 2015, James Harden was named as MVP, i.e., Most Valuable Player at the National Basketball Players Association’s inaugural annual awards.
Net Worth of James Harden
James Harden has an estimated net worth of more than $80 million. During the 2012 free agency period, Oklahoma City also attempted to sign Harden to a four-year contract extension worth of $55 million.
On 9 July 2016, the Rockets signed Harden for a 4-year contract extension for approximately $150 million, and he is currently playing from there. This is also the richest contract of the National Basketball Association history.
He also bought a yellow Chevrolet Camaro for $65 thousand. In April 2015 he signed an endorsement deal with Adidas which is worth $200 million for the next 13 years.
James Harden is one of the most popular basketball players, who is loved and looked up by most sports players in the country. James Harden owns 8 prestigious titles and awards including the FIBA World Cup in 2014 and a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in 2012.
He is also known for his trademark beard which has appeared on many t-shirts and songs as well.