James Harden

James Harden: Net worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Born on August 26, 1989, James Harden first came into the NBA when Oklahoma City Thunder drafted him with the third overall pick in the 2009 draft. James shares the same name as his father, while Monja Willis is his mother.

Mar 4, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden (1) shoots the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Harden came into the NBA after playing college basketball for Arizona. He played three years with the Thunder before moving to Houston Rockets. He established himself as one of the best players in the league with the Rockets. However, after just two Conference Finals appearances over his 9 years in Houston, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets.

Harden's stint in Brooklyn didn't deliver the desired result for the franchise and he was once again traded after playing in Brooklyn for just over a year. He is currently playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. Harden usually plays at the point guard position and his jersey number before joining the 76ers was No.13. He changed it to No.1 after moving to Philadelphia as No.13 has been retired by the franchise in honor of Wilt Chamberlain.

James Harden and Houston Rockets

Harden was traded to Houston before the 2012–13 NBA season, where he rose as one of the NBA's most prolific scorers and earned recognition as one of the best players in the NBA. He was named an All-Star in each of the nine seasons with the Rockets and was the NBA scoring champion for two consecutive years in 2017 & 2018.

Jan 10, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts to a basket during the first quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center on January 10, 2021, in Houston, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Harden also won the MVP award in 2018. It was during these years that Chris Paul teamed up with Harden in Houston. There have been rumors of the two not getting along well, although Harden has said otherwise.

James Harden's move to Brooklyn Nets in 2021

Harden made up his mind to leave the Rockets in 2021 and completed a sensational move to the Brooklyn Nets in January 2022. Harden landed in Brooklyn via a four-team trade that included the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers as well.

'The Beard' certainly saw a huge change in his role; becoming the primary facilitator for the team. While many doubted whether Harden would thrive or not, the 3-time scoring champion thrived in his role as a ball distributor and brought the best out of the team with his incredible passing.

While the Nets dominated teams when healthy, injuries marred Harden and Co. as Brooklyn crashed out in the second round of the playoffs.

Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) reacts after making a shot against the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden and Philadelphia 76ers

While the 2021-22 season started with renewed hope for the Brooklyn Nets, various off-court issues resulted in a disjointed team. Harden was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in February 2022.

Feb 27, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden (1) and center Joel Embiid (21) check back into the game in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

He instantly made an impact and formed a frightening duo with Joel Embiid. However, the 76ers were eliminated by the Miami Heat in the Conference Semi-Finals. He re-signed with the 76ers in the 2022 off-season.

Major achievements

NBA Most Valuable Player (2018)

10× NBA All-Star (2013–2022)
6× All-NBA First Team (2014, 2015, 2017–2020)
NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2012)
3× NBA scoring champion (2018–2020)
NBA assists leader (2017)
All-NBA Third Team (2013)
NBA 75th Anniversary Team
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2010)
Consensus first-team All-American (2009)
Pac-10 Player of the Year (2009)
2× First-team All-Pac-10 (2008, 2009)
No. 13 retired by Arizona State Sun Devils
Second-team Parade All-American (2007)
McDonald's All-American (2007)

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James Harden stats

While 'the Beard' played 44 games for the Nets and 21 games for the 76ers, Harden's stats were brilliant as usual last season. Despite playing in a different role, the 3-time scoring champion averaged 22.5 points, 10.2 assists, and 8.0 rebounds per game for the Nets.

After getting traded to the 76ers, Harden averaged 21.0 points, 10.5 assists, and 7.1 rebounds in 21 games. However, Harden's numbers dropped drastically in the Playoffs as he averaged 18.6 points, 8.6 assists, and 5.7 rebounds in 12 games.

After 942 regular-season games in his career, Harden averages 24.9 points, 6.8 assists, and 5.6 rebounds per game.

James Harden contract 2022

Harden signed a mammoth four-year extension worth $171 million back in 2017, which was the second most expensive contract in NBA history only topped by Giannis Antetokounmpo who signed an extension worth $228 million.

His extension would have run through the 2022-23 season, although it remains a player option. After opting out of the player option, Harden re-signed with the 76ers on a two-year, $68.6 million deal giving more flexibility to the franchise in the free agency. For the 2022-23 season, James Harden will earn a salary of $33 million.

James Harden 2022 net worth

Harden is earning quite a fortune through his NBA career, and Celebrity Net Worth estimates his net worth at $165 million. Moreover, Forbes estimated that the Philadelphia 76ers guard earns $30 million annually through endorsements alone and is ranked No.12 on the World's highest-paid athletes list. Last season, his salary was around $44 million.

James Harden endorsements

James Harden is estimated to earn around $30 million through endorsements. In August 2015, it was revealed that Harden had signed a $200 million shoe deal leaving Nike for rival sportswear company Adidas; a 13-year deal that will pay him an average of $15 million per year.

He also has endorsement deals with other major brands, which include Beats Electronics, BodyArmor, Stance Socks, and State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance.

Dec 30, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) reacts during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden charity and foundation

Harden founded the '3 The Harden Way' foundation to make charitable contributions. The foundation, as per its page, “aims to provide higher learning opportunities for future leaders of our nation.”

His charity activities include a donation of over $240,000 to Houston to renovate outdoor basketball courts after Hurricane Harvey hit the city last year. Harden, who has been growing his bear since 2009, has once said he would shave it off if it could raise money for charity.

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How to contact James Harden

Age33
Marital StatusUnmarried
NationalityAmerican
TeamPhiladelphia 76ers
RingsZero
Height6′ 5″ (1.96 m)
Weight100 kg
Wingspan2.1 m
ShoesAdidas
EndorsementsAdidas, Beats Electronics, BodyArmor, Stance Socks, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance

James Harden Instagram: jharden13

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