James Harden

James Harden 2021: 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.

Jan 22, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) brings the ball up court during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Harden was coming into the NBA after playing college basketball for Arizona. He played three years with the Thunder before moving to Houston Rockets. Harden usually plays at the point guard position with jersey no. 13.

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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 the best players in the NBA. He has been an All-Star in each of the eight 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. 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 a primary point guard for the team. While many doubted whether Harden would thrive or not, the 3-time scoring champion thrived in his new role as a point guard and brought the best out of the team with his incredible distribution.

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

Major achievements

NBA Most Valuable Player (2018)

9× NBA All-Star (2013–2021)
6× All-NBA First Team (2014, 2015, 2017–2020)
All-NBA Third Team (2013)
NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2012)
3× NBA scoring champion (2018–2020)
NBA assists leader (2017)
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' missed multiple games through injuries, Harden was phenomenal last season. Despite playing in a different role, the 3-time scoring champions averaged 24.6 points, 10.8 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game.

After 877 regular season games in his career, Harden averages 25.1 points, 6.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game.

James Harden contract 2021

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

His extension runs through the 2022-23 season, although it remains a player option. As for the 2021-22 season, James Harden will earn a salary of $44.3 million, dollars which ranks first in the Nets' salary cap.

James Harden 2021 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 estimates that the Brooklyn Nets guard earns $18 million annually through endorsements alone.

James Harden endorsements

James Harden is estimated to earn around $19 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 Adidas, Beats Electronics, BodyArmor, Stance Socks, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance.

Mar 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) goes in for a shot in front of San Antonio Spurs in the second half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-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 website, “is dedicated to bridging economic and educational gaps in the Houston Metropolitan Area.”

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.

How to contact James Harden

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Harden isn't as active on social media as compared to other NBA stars. He doesn't have an Instagram account, although he uses Twitter.

Age32
Marital StatusUnmarried
NationalityAmerican
TeamBrooklyn Nets
RingsNil
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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James Harden Twitter: https://twitter.com/jharden13