James Harden Biography
James Harden is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Harden is regarded as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history. He was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Thunder and helped the team reach the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games.
James is a two-time member of the United States national team, winning gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIBA World Cup. He was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Thunder and helped the team reach the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games.
James Harden Age
James was born on 26th August, 1989, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
James Harden Height
James stand at a height of 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
James Harden Weight
Harden Listed weight is 220 lb (100 kg)
James Harden Nationality
James is an American nationality.
James Harden Ethnicity
James is an African American ethnicity.
James Harden Education
Harden attended Audobon Middle School, Artesia High School in Lakewood, California. In his sophomore year, and later Joined Arizona State University.
James Harden Parents
James Harden’s parents’ name is James Harden Sr. and Monja Willis. His father was in the United States Navy before and later got involved in drugs. Because of the involvement in Drugs, the father had to serve his time in prison. James, the father, was not around, so Monja looked after the son. Despite working at AT&T, Monja always made sure to spend enough time with her son.
James Harden Siblings
James has two siblings; Harden has a half brother, Akili Roberson & Sister Arnique Jelks. Harden’s brother, Akili, played football over the years which led to the question in the same interview as to why James didn’t get into the sport. Willis says Harden started playing basketball instead of football because he was taller. At the age of five, he wasn’t ready to play basketball just yet, so he started with baseball for a few years, playing first base and pitcher. Arnique Jelks is a wardrobe stylist and an interior designer but not of her brother. Moreover, Arnique is a mother of a child.
James Harden Wife
James Harden is currently in a relationship with a girl named Jessyka Jansel. But they have not been married yet. The girlfriend Jessyka Jansel is a social media sensation.
James Harden Children
James has never publicly acknowledged having any children.
James Harden National Basketball Association (NBA)
Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a four-team deal which involved the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers on 21st January, 2021, sending Rodions Kurucs, Dante Exum, Victor Oladipo, four first-round draft picks and four first-round pick swaps to the Rockets.
Harden made his return against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 25, where he recorded 36 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 3 blocks in the 122–115 win. On December 27, Harden had 39 points, 8 rebounds and a season-high 15 assists in a 124–108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Nets traded Harden and Paul Millsap to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round selections ON 10th February, 2022. On February 25, Harden made his Sixers debut, putting up 27 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds in a 133–102 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. On July 27, 2022, Harden re-signed with the 76ers on a two-year, $68.6 million deal which includes a player option for the 2023–24 season.
Harden was named first-team All-Pac-10 and was named to the conference all-freshman team. He was also named first team All-District by the NABC and the USBWA. Entering his sophomore year, Harden appeared on many pre-season All-American lists and on the cover of the Sports Illustrated college basketball preview issue. He was named to the Wooden Award preseason watch list. On November 30, 2008, Harden scored a career-high 40 points in an 88-58 victory over UTEP.
During the 2012 free agency period, Oklahoma City attempted to sign Harden to a four-year contract extension worth between $52 and $55 million. Harden later contended that he was given too little time to consider the offer.
During the off-season, general manager Morey and head coach D’Antoni left the Rockets. Harden demanded a trade in November 2020, and reported to training camp late. On December 26, he put up a season-high 44 points and tied a career-high 17 assists in a 128–126 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Harden signed a four-year contract extension with the Rockets for approximately $160 million on 8th July, 2017, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed the richest contract in NBA history. On November 5, he scored a career-high 56 points in a 137–110 win over the Utah Jazz, falling just shy of Calvin Murphy’s 57-point franchise record set in 1978.
James signed a four-year, $118.1 million contract extension with the Rockets on 9th July, 2016. In September 2016, new Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni announced that Harden would take on the point guard role to begin the 2016–17 season.
Harden scored 43 points against the Sacramento Kings on November 6, followed by 46 points against the Los Angeles Clippers the next night. He subsequently became the first Rocket to score 43-plus points in consecutive games since Malone had two streaks of three games doing so during the 1981–82 season.
James was selected by the head coaches as a reserve for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, which marked his second consecutive All-Star selection. He was later named as a replacement starter for the All-Star Game, where he recorded eight points, five assists, one rebound and one steal in 23:46 of action. He was twice named Western Conference Player of the Week during the season.
Harden started growing his trademark beard in 2009 after being too lazy to shave. His beard has appeared in songs and T-shirts, and it earned him an endorsement and a unique candy with Trolli’s where a depiction of his face and beard was shown on each gummy.
James Harden Position
Harden plays mostly at the shooting guard position, but he is capable of playing the point guard position. He is the highest all-time left-handed scorer in NBA history. With season averages of over 25 points per game since the 2012–13 season, Harden is considered one of the most versatile and dangerous scorers in the NBA. ESPN named him the 5th best shooter in the NBA throughout the entire 2010s decade.
James possesses a wide array of offensive moves; two of the most prominent among them being his Euro step and his step-back jumper. Since his trade to the Houston Rockets in the 2012–13 NBA season, he has scored the most points in the NBA. He is the all-time NBA leader in unassisted three-point makes.
James has also gained notoriety for his ability to exploit league rules in order to more efficiently draw fouls and get to the free throw line, from which he is a career 85.7% shooter. He is the all-time leader in 3-point shooting fouls drawn, and he led the NBA in free throw attempts and makes every year from the 2014–15 season until the 2019–20 season.
James Harden Politics
James reportedly went out of the Houston Rockets, in part because the owner is a Donald Trump supporter.
James Harden National Team
James was a member of the United States national team that won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, and was also a member of the team that won the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2014. Harden was a candidate for the 2016 Olympics, but he withdrew from the team.
James Harden Adidas Trademark beard
Harden was offered by Adidas a 13-year, $200 million deal in an effort to pry him away from Nike. Nike won’t get into a bidding war with Adidas over the three-time All-Star’s endorsement.
James was previously sponsored by competitor Nike. Harden, the new player chosen by Adidas to represent their brand, was voted Players Choice MVP and averaged 27.4 points a game in the 2014-2015 NBA season, while also sporting possibly the greatest beard in the game.
James Harden Shoes
Harden has excelled on the court over the past seven years and Adidas has ensured he looks good doing it. It is hard to believe, but the Philadelphia 76ers guard is on the seventh installment of his signature sneaker line. Today, the perennial All-Star debuted the adidas Harden Vol. 7.
James Harden Contract
James signed a 2 year / $68,640,000 contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, including $68,640,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $34,320,000. In 2022-23, Harden will earn a base salary of $33,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $33,000,000 and a dead cap value of $33,000,000.
James Harden Points
Harden again rounds out the top 10, reaffirming his status as a top-10 talent in the NBA, regardless of location. Now a member of the Sixers, Harden’s pursuit of a title continues in Philadelphia, where he’s averaging 22.0 points and 9.8 assists while getting acclimated to new teammates and a new system.
James Harden Traded
James was traded by Thunder to the Houston Rockets before the 2012–13 season. In his first season with the team he set or matched several team records and was named to his first All-NBA Team, as well as his first NBA All-Star team. Over the next seven and a half seasons with the team he would lead the league in scoring three times and assists once, and was named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2018. During his time in Houston, he was named to eight consecutive NBA All-Star teams and earned All-NBA Team honors seven times, including six first-team selections.
In the beginning of the 2020–21 season, Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets as part of a four-team trade. With the Nets, he was named to his ninth and tenth consecutive All-Star games. In October 2021, Harden was honored as one of the league’s greatest players of all time by being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team
James Harden Salary
Harden earns a base salary of $33,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $33,000,000 and a dead cap value of $33,000,000.
James Harden Net Worth
James net worth is estimated to be USD 47 million.