James Harden Biography

James Harden

Quick Facts Of James Harden

Celebrated Name James Harden
Age 30 Years
Nick Name JHard
Birth Name James Edward Harden Jr.
Birth Date 1989-08-26
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, California
Education Arizona State University
Nationality American
Height 6'5" (196 cm), 6'5" Males
Parents Monja Willis,James Harden Sr.
Weight 220 Ibs (99.8 kg)
Shoe Size 14
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christianity
Favorite Food Chicken Pasta, Seabass and halibut fish
Hobbies Listening to music, Watching movies
Net Worth $145 million

James Edward Harden Jr., professionally known as James Harden is an American professional basketball player. He plays as shooting guard/point guard for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He is known for his Euro step and his step-back jumper. The Oklahoma City Thunder selected him with the 3rd overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft. He signed with the Rockets in 2012. He is a seven-time NBA All-Star and has earned All-NBA Team honors six times. He played college basketball at Arizona State University. He won 2012 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup with the United States. 

What is James Harden Famous For?

- 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player.

- Won the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIBA World Cup. 

James harden International titles

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Where was James harden Born?

James Harden was born on 26 August 1989. His birth name is James Edward Harden Jr. His birth place is in Los Angeles, California in the United States. He holds American nationality. He was born to a father, James Harden Sr., and a mother, Monja Wills. He has 2 older siblings. His religion is Christianity. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He belongs to Black ethnicity. 

He attended Artesia High School in Lakewood, California. He led Artesa to the Califonia state title in his junior and final year. He earned McDonald's All-American, and second-team Parade All-American honors at high school. He also helped his AAU team, Pump-N-Run Elite to the 2006 Las Vegas Adidas Super 64 championships.  

After high school, he committed to play at Arizona State University. He appeared on many pre-season All-American lists before entering his sophomore year at Arizona State. He also appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated college basketball preview issue. Following his sophomore year, he declared for the 2009 NBA draft. 

James Harden NBA Debut

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Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder selected him with the 3rd overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft. 

He posted 9.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 steals per game in his debut NBA season. He played in 76 games starting none. 

He posted 12.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game in the 2010-2011 season. 

He helped the Thunder reach the 2012 NBA Finals. The Thunder was defeated by the Miami Heat in the finals. 

He posted 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.0 steals per game in the 2011-12 season. 

James harden Oklahoma City Thunder

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During the free agency period after the 2011-12 season, Oklahoma City tried to extend his contract worth between $52 and $55 million. 

Houston Rockets

He was traded to the Houston Rockets in October 2012. He signed a contract with Rockets for five years worth $80 million. 

He scored 37 points, career-high 12 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steal in his Rockets debut game against Detroit Pistons. In doing so, he became the first-ever NBA player to score 37 or more points while registering a double-digit assist total in his team debut. 

He posted 25.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.8 steals per game in his first season at the Rockets. 

He earned his career-first NBA All-Star selection in his first season at the Rockets.

He also became the seventh player in Rockets history to earn All-NBA recognition as he was named to 2012-13 All-NBA Third Team. 

James Harden Houston Rockets

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He posted 25.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 1.6 steals per game in the 2013-14 season. 

He also earned his second consecutive NBA All-Star selection and All-NBA First Team honor. 

He posted 27.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.9 steals per game in the 2014-15 season.

He was voted the inaugural National Basketball Players Association's MVP for the 2014-15 season and finished second behind Stephen Curry in the NBA MVP voting. 

He posted 29.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 1.7 steals per game in the 2015-16 season. He became the 4th player in NBA history after LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Oscar Robertson to average at least 29 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds in a single season. 

He signed a 4-year contract extension worth $118.1 million with the Rockets in July 2016. 

He scored multiple 50-point triple doubles in the 2016-17 season.

He also surpassed Yao Ming for the sixth place in franchise history to score a 10,000th point as a Rocket. 

He scored 40 points in 29 minutes against the Phoenix Suns becoming the first Rockets player since Sleepy Floyd in 1991 to score 40 points in less than 30 minutes. 

He posted 29.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 11.2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game in the 2016-17 season. He became the first player in NBA history to finish the regular season with at least 2,000 points (2,356), 900 assists (907), and 600 rebounds (659). 

He finished second behind Westbrook in the league MVP voting.

James Harden Current Team

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He signed a 4-year contract extension worth $160 million with Rockets in July 2017. 

He scored at least 20 points in consecutive 30 games in the 2017-18 season breaking the previous record held by Malone set in the 1981-82 season.

He also scored two straight 51-points against the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers becoming the player in franchise history to have two straight 50-points games. 

He posted 30.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1.8 steals per game in the 2017-18 season.

The Rockets finished the regular season as the No. 1 seed for the first time in franchise history. 

He also won his first scoring title averaging 30.4 points per game. 

He was voted NBA MVP, becoming the third player in franchise history to receive the award. 

He also received his second National Basketball Players Association's MVP.  

He posted 36.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.0 steals per game in the 2018-19 season.

James Harden Country

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National Team Career

He was a member of the US national basketball team that won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. 

He also led US basketball team to win the 2014 FIBA World Cup. 

He withdrew from the US team for the 2016 Olympics. 

Who is James Harden Married to?

James Harden is unmarried. He has dated several high profile celebrities in the past. He has previously dated Trina, Tahiry Jose, Sarah Bellew, Maliah Michel, Amber Rose, Khloe Kardashian, Ashanti, and several other celebrities. His current relationship status away from the limelight. He might be dating someone. 

He has over 9.8 million followers on his Instagram account. 

How Tall is James Harden?

James Harden stands at a height of 1.96 m i.e. 6 feet and 5 inches tall. He has a body weight of 220 lbs i.e. 100 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a chest size of 44 inches, biceps size of 16 inches, and a waist size of 34.5 inches. He grows a trademark beard. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black. 

What is James Harden Net Worth?

James Harden earns from his professional basketball career in the NBA. He is one of the prolific players in NBA history. He signed a contract extension with the Rockets worth approximately $160 million in July 2017. Following the contract extension, he will stay at the Rockets through the 2022-23 season with $228 million guaranteed. It is the richest contract in NBA history. He started growing beard in 2009. His beard became a trademark beard and has appeared in songs and T-shirts. He also earned an endorsement with Trolli's. He also has a $200 million endorsement deal with Adidas signed in 2015. His annual salary is reported at $40 million. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $145 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He wears shirt number 13.

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