James Harden left his mom a note when he was just 12 years old predicting his future as an NBA star 

NBA Superstar James Harden is one of the best players at the current time. Even though his 2014-2015 season ended without a championship or MVP award, he still had one of the best scoring rates with 27 points average and seven assists per game, five rebounds and seven assists per game.

James Harden shines as the Philadelphia 76ers take down the Clippers
James Harden shines as the Philadelphia 76ers take down the Clippers

Harden led the Rockets to second place in the Western Conference. He finished with dominance where he finished second in MVP voting and a new $200 million deal with Adidas that just kicked in this October. He has already made his place as one of the best in history. 

One of the interesting facts is that Harden had always visualised his success as an NBA star way long back. In a profile of Harden for ESPN (via Business Insider), Pablo S. Torre says that Harden predicted he would be a star when he was just 12 years old, in a note he wrote to his mother. 

“Could u wake me up at 7:00?

“And could u leave me a couple of dollars?

“P.S. Keep this paper. Imma be a star.”

Torres noted that Harden left his autograph between the second and third lines. 

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James Harden wrote a note to his mother (Twitter)

Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins speaks about the note of James Harden 

SI’s Lee Jenkins wrote a profile on Harden last season where he mentioned this same note. He said that Harden’s mother keeps the note and has brought it with her in each house she’s lived in since raising Harden in California to follow him to Houston.

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James Harden with his mother Monja Willis (Chron)

Jenkin wrote that Harden’s high school coach had to develop Harden into the player he is today. One such method involved persuading Harden to get to the free throw line by offering him cheeseburgers for every six free throws he took in a game. 

Harden always had the confidence in him that everything would happen at the correct time for him to be a star and he has proven it to be true. 

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