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James Harden is an American professional basketball player. He is a Houston Rockets’ shooting guard in the NBA. Numerous stars are part of the NBA’s beautiful game of basketball.

James Harden Biography Facts & Profile

Full Name: James Edward Harden
Nicknames: The Beard, Step Daddy, No D Harden
Birthday: August 26, 1989 (age 32 years)
Place of Birth: Bellflower, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Shoe Size: 14
Weight: 220 Ibs (99.8 kg)
Education: Audubon Middle School, Artesia High School, Arizona State University
Parents: James Harden Sr.(father), Monja Willis(mother)
Occupation: Basketball Player
Current Team: Houston Rockets
Playing Career: 2009–present

The NBA has starred in every aspect of the game, from LeBron’s magical slam-dunk to Kevin Durant’s fast-paced playstyle. One man is the leader in the defense line.

He is not only well-known for his beard, but he is also one of the most skilled shooting guards that the NBA has ever seen. James Harden is the man who has repeatedly proven his worth through his extraordinary style of play.

This article about James Harden’s childhood, biography, and personal life gives a remarkable account of some of his most important moments.

James Harden Childhood & Early Life

 James Harden was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 26, 1989. Harden is the youngest child. James Harden was a sophomore at Artesia High School. He averaged 13.2 points per year, while Artesia achieved 18.8 points.

Harden’s junior year was better than his senior year, scoring 18.8 points. He led Artesia in the California state championship. Artesia won the California title again in his final year with 18.8 points.

McDonald’s All-American was named at the end of the season and was awarded second-team Parade All-American honors. Harden was also a member of the AAU team Pump-N-Run Elite, which won the Adidas Super 64 title in Las Vegas in 2006.

James Harden Basketball Career

Basketball for College

Arizona State University was ninth in the Pac-10 Conference during his freshman year. The Sun Devils placed fifth in the Pac-10 after Harden’s incredible performance. For the 2008 NCAA tournament, the Sun Devils were considered a bubble team.

 After being dropped from the NCAA, they were chosen for the 2008 NIT field. They beat Southern Illinois and Alabama State before being knocked out of the national championship, Florida.

At the end of his freshman year, Harden was named to the All-Pac-10 conference and All-freshman teams, and first-team All-District by the NABC/USWA. Sports Illustrated’s college basketball preview issue had him on the cover as a sophomore. They also added him to the Wooden Award Preseason Watch List.

Harden was named to All-Pac 10 Tournament Team in 2009, Pacific-10 Conference’s Player-of-the-year, and an All-American consensus. Rob Pelinka was his agent, and he declared for the 2009 NBA Draft.

Professional/NBA Career

Oklahoma City Thunder (2009-2012).

Harden, the third overall pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2009 NBA draft, had a remarkable debut season in the NBA.

He was the fourth-highest 3-point percentage recorded in NBA history by a player younger than 21 years old, earning him a spot on the NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team.

He also matched the success of the debut season, receiving the NBA Sixth Man of the year Award in the 2010-2011 seasons. He registered double figures in every appearance in the season, except for four.

The Oklahoma City Thunder tried to sign Harden for a four-year contract worth between $52 million and $55 million during free agency. Harden acknowledged that he was not given enough time to think about the offer.

Houston Rockets (2012-present).

Harden was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets in October 2012, following the expiration of his contract extension.

Harden was awarded a 5-year extension to his contract worth $80million by the Rockets.

Harden was selected as a reserve at the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend. This marked his first All-First Selection.

During the 2012-2013 season, Harden joined Tracy McGrady and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only Houston Rockets player to earn Player of the Week at least three times in a single season.

Harden was selected to the 2012-2013 All-NBA 3rd Team. This was his first All-NBA selection. He is also the seventh Houston Rockets player to be awarded All-NBA recognition. Harden was selected as a reserve for the 2014 All-Star Game.

James Harden

He was also named Western Conference’s Player of Week twice, for weeks February 24-March 2, March 3, and March 9, making him the first Houston Rockets player ever to be awarded Player of Week honors in consecutive weeks during the 2013-2014 season.

After the season, Harden was chosen to the All-NBA First Team. Harden was a contender for the MVP award in the first months of the 2014-2015 season.

He was named the inaugural National Basketball Players Association MVP for the 2014-2015 Season and was selected to All-NBA First Team.

Harden’s 2015-2016 campaign was also favorable. He set career records in 29 points and 7.5 assists, and 6.1 rebounds, joining Oscar Robertson, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 29 points, seven assists, and six rebounds per season.

Harden signed a four-year extension to his contract worth $118.1million with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2016. This was during the 2016-2017 NBA season. He was the first NBA player to complete the season with a 50-15-15 line. This helped him secure his 12th Player-of-the-Week honors.

His exceptional performance in December earned him the Western Conference Player-of-the Month award. Harden finished second in league MVP voting, behind Westbrook, after Harden’s 2016-2017 campaign.

Harden signed a four-year extension to his contract with the rockets at the beginning of the 2017-2018 season. It was worth approximately $160 million.

He was granted a six-year contract with a guaranteed $228million, making it the most lucrative deal in NBA. He is also the seventh Houston Rockets player to receive All-NBA recognition.

Harden was chosen as a reserve in the 2014 All-Star Game. He was also named Western Conference Player of Week twice for weeks February 24-March 2, 3, and 9 making him the Houston Rockets’ first Player to win Player of Week honors in consecutive weeks of the 2013-2014 season.

Harden was selected to the All-NBA Second Team at the end of the season. Harden was a candidate for the MVP award during the 2014-2015 season. He was the inaugural National Basketball Players Association MVP in the 2014-2015 Season.

Harden’s campaign 2015-2016 was also positive. Harden set new career records with 29 points and 7.5 assists, and 6.1 rebounds. He joins Oscar Robertson and LeBron James as the only players who average at least 29 points, seven assists, and six rebounds per year.

Harden signed a four-year extension to his $118.1million contract with the Houston Rockets, July 9, 2016. This was during the 2016-2017 NBA Season.

He was the first NBA player with a 50-15-15 scoring line. He was awarded his 12th Player of the Week award. His outstanding performance in December earned him the Western Conference Player of the Month award. Harden was second in league MVP voting behind Westbrook at the end of Harden’s 2016-2017 campaign.

At the start of the 2017-2018 season, Harden signed a four-year extension to his contract. It was valued at approximately $160million.He was awarded a six-year contract that included a $228million guarantee, making it one of the most lucrative deals in the NBA.

Through the 2022-2023 campaign, Harden will be the Houston Rockets’ face. Harden won the third 50-point game in the season’s final loss to the Los Angeles Clippers (128-118), making him the first franchise player to win two consecutive 50-point games.

Harden was also the first player to score 50 or more points consecutively in a single game since Kobe Bryant in 2007. He scored 40 points against the LA Lakers on December 31 and was out for seven games due to a hamstring injury.

Harden was the first player to score 60 points in the NBA’s triple-double win over Orlando Magic (114-107).After a successful season and postseason campaign, Harden was named NBA MVP. He joins Moses Malone and Hakeem Olajuwon 

For the second consecutive season, the National Basketball Players Association awarded him the title of MVP.

Harden, who won 114-110 against the New York Knicks to set the longest streak of 30-point games in league history during the 2018-2019 season (January 23), was the fourth-longest streak of 30 point games in league history.

He set the record for the longest 30-point streak in history and the 11th consecutive game with at least 35 points against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 1.

Harden recorded the fifth 50 point triple-double of his career on March 31 against the Sacramento Kings. He scored 50 points, 11 boards, and ten assists.

Harden was unanimously named to the fifth NBA All-NBA First Team by the end of the 2018-2019 seasons. Harden, who scored 19,578 points, became the NBA’s top scorer for the decade on January 1, 2020, in the 2019-2020 season.

Harden, Luka Doncic, and Harden were also selected for the eighth consecutive NBA All-Star Game. He became the second-highest scorer in NBA history with 49 points, nine-rebound, and eight assists against Dallas Mavericks.

Harden was the NBA’s scoring champion for the 3rd consecutive season. He also became the steals leader. He was also a finalist for the MVP award.

National Team Career

Harden was a member of the USA basketball team and part of the team that won gold at the London 2012 Olympics. They won the 2014 FIBA basketball World Cup. Harden resigned from the 2016 Olympics team.

James Harden Personal Life

Harden is the youngest child of three.


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