James Harden is one of the best shooting guards in the NBA and here are his net worth, salary, final records and endorsements
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California|
|Father’s Name||James Harden Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Monja Willis|
|College||Arizona State University|
|Net Worth (2021)||$165 Million|
|Salary (2021)||$40 Million|
|Date of Birth||August 26, 1989|
|NBA Draft Year||2009|
|NBA Draft Pick||3rd overall|
|Position||Shooting Guard/Point Guard|
|Teams||Oklahoma City Thunder(2009-12), Houston Rockets(2012-2021), Brooklyn Nets(2021-present)|
|Achievements||1x NBA MVP, 9x NBA All-Star|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Endorsements||BodyArmor, Adidas, Beats Electronics|
One of the most prolific scorers in the NBA, and one of NBA’s greatest ever shooting guards, James Harden was born on August 26, 1986. After spending a large part of his career with the Houston Rockets, he recently switched to the Brooklyn Nets.
Harden was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the third overall pick in the year 2009. He formed a formidable partnership with then teammate Russell Westbrook.
‘El Chapo’ won the MVP once, in the year 2018 and he is a nine-time NBA All-Star being featured in all the seasons right from 2013 to 2021.
James Harden Stats
Final Appearances: 1
Championship Rings: 0
Season MVP: 1
Finals MVP: 0
All-Stars MVP: 0
Despite his individual brilliance, James Harden hasn’t had ‘championship-level’ success with the teams he has played with.
His only NBA finals appearance came way back in 2012, when he was with Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC took on a fiery Miami Heat which had a prime Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in its lineup.
OKC made a brilliant start as they won the first match quite easily. But then Heat came back like a phoenix, winning all their next 4 matches, taking the finals 4-1.
Harden, then switched to the Houston Rockets next year. Despite pouring his heart out for the team, they never made it to the final.
However, his individual brilliance was rewarded in the 2017-18 season after he scored like a man possessed game after game. In January 2018, the Rockets faced Orlando Magic, and Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double, as they won the game 114-107.
In June 2018, Harden was voted the MVP of the season. That was the first time in 24 years, a player from Houston Rockets won the award.
James Harden Net Worth and Salary
James Harden has a mind-blowing net worth of $165 million, a large part of it attributed to the various contract deals he signed with the Houston Rockets. According to Forbes, Harden earns a stunning $19 million from endorsements alone.
In 2017, Harden signed one of the most expensive contracts in the history of the NBA. Harden sits at number 17 in the Forbes List of Highest-Paid Athletes in the world, for the year 2020. He is expected to earn a salary of around $40 million for the year 2021.
James Harden Family and Personal Life
Harden was born in Bellflower, a city in Los Angeles County, California. He was the youngest of three children. He has an older sister Arnique Jelks and an older half-brother Akili Robertson.
His mother Monja Willis held their family together during tough times, as his father James Harden Sr. who was at one point, a Navy Seal, wasn’t involved that much in the Harden family.
Willis got her children into sports to keep them out of trouble, and Harden capitalized on it, and here he stands!
Coming to his personal life, Harden has dated a lot of women, notably R&B singer Ashanti, Khloe Kardashian, Amber Rose, Tahiry Jose, Sarah Bellew and a lot more.
He is currently in a relationship with Jessyka Janshel, who is a model. She has around 600k followers on Instagram.
James Harden Endorsements
‘The Beard’ is one of the biggest Adidas athletes in the world. He signed a $200 million deal with Adidas in 2015, after leaving Nike, which has seen him earn around $15 million per year.
Harden also has his own signature shoe line with Adidas. His other endorsement deals include Beats Electronics, BodyArmor, Stance Socks.
He earns $19 million through investments alone annually.
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