The beard, JHard, or James Harden are all his names. He is tall, dark, and talented and has a knack for scoring on the field. He is arguably one of the best scorers in the National Basket Association (NBA) today. He epitomizes victory and success.
Today, he is counted as one of the most decorated NBA players of all time. He has personal awards starting from James Harden MVP (Most Valuable Player) to several All-Star appearances and appearances on the All-NBA First Team. All these glories did not come to him by chance.
James Harden profile summary
- Full name: James Edward Harden, Jr.
- Nickname: JHard
- Date of birth: August 26, 1989
- James Harden age: 30 years
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
- Occupation: Professional basketball player
- Team: Houston Rockets
- Position: Point guard and shooting guard
- Nationality: American
- Salary: $40 million annually
- Net worth: $165 million
- Weight: 99kg
- James Harden height: 6’ 5” (1.96 m)
- University: Arizona University
- High school: Artesia High School in Lakewood, California
James Harden biography
On August 26, 1989, Jhard was born as James Edward Harden Jr. in Los Angeles, California. He joined the Artesia High School in Lakewood, California, where he made it to the school's basketball team. Even in high school, the young player wowed his fans with impressive performance. He ended up being listed in the McDonald's All-American, while also getting recognized as the second-team Parade All-American honors. He continued to work on his skills in the ensuing years.
When he got to college, the player made a career out of his talent. He played for his college, the Arizona University basketball team. In 2009, his skills earned him the Pac-10 Player of the Year and the All-American award. It was also in the same year that the player began grooming his signature beard. He joked that he was too lazy to visit a barber.
Presently, he is one of the crucial players of the Rockets team. He has led the team to multiple victories, thanks to his unique scoring abilities. He has also earned All-NBA Team honors six times, and won the NBA All-Star in seven occasions during his career as a basketball player. In addition to these, he is also a two-time U.S National Basketball Team member with two gold medals. One of the medals is from the 2012 Summer Olympics while the other one is from the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
James Harden Rockets
He joined the Rockets in 2012. At that time, he became one of the most revered players in the court and the league by extension. He meant business when he got a hold of the ball. He became one of Rocket's main players since his first game with the team, thanks to his training with two great acts; Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook when he was in OKC. In his first game with the team, the seasoned player scored 37 points and made 12 assists.
He later became the face behind the Houston Rockets franchise. He also led the team to major competitions, allowing them to reach the playoffs each time he was with the crew.
James Harden contract
For basketball players, contracts with major shoe brands across the globe are quite popular. Jhardy, for instance, once signed a multi-million deal with Nike. However, Adidas, Nike's arch-rival in the sportswear, got him a juicier deal where it is suspected the athlete was to earn an estimate of $15 million.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the contract he signed was worth $200 million in 2015 and was to last 13 years.
In 2017, the player signed a new contract with his team. The contract was described as one of the wealthiest and most prominent deals ever to be made in the history of the NBA. According to the deal, the athlete was to get an extension of four-years to play for Rockets. In exchange for his services, the player was to be paid $228 million, which translates to $57 million per year.
When all the numbers are combined at the end of his four-year extension, the seasoned player would have earned an average of $500,000 per game, thus making his cumulative earnings, from his games and endorsements, a whopping $560 million.
James Harden net worth
Celebrity Net Worth estimates his net worth to be $165 million. He has amassed his impressive wealth through his career, endorsements and business dealings.
James Harden girlfriend
If the common myth that states, 'women love winners' is anything to go by, then the player is one man with an unlimited supply of suitors. Surprisingly, he is said to be single at the moment. However, this was not always the case. He has dated some of the most famous ladies in town. These are Sarah Bellew, Khloe Kardashian, Brittany Renner, and Amber Rose. At one point, Khloe Kardashian James Harden couple was a common headline in celebrity news sites.
When their breakup hit the news, everyone wanted to know why it happened. He said that he was not getting anything out of the relationship apart from getting his name out there. However, this was not enough to make him stay, given that he was constantly being photographed. After he broke up with Khloe, he was rumored to be in a relationship with Ashanti, but soon parted ways. He was later said to be dating an Arabian Instagram model called Arab Money.
James Harden stats
Having played in the NBA for over ten years, James has played more than 600 games where he started more than 400 of them. His first season was not his best, as he recorded an estimate of 9.9 points in each game. He has, however, improved this score to 30.4 points in each game as of season 2017/2018.
He also made it to the All-Star team several times and played north of six games. He started in four out of the six and scored an average point of 16.5 in each game. Since he joined the league, JHardy has played in all the playoffs in every season. This totals to over 100 games with an average score of 22 points in each game.
He has also bagged a number of awards for his exemplary performance. One of these awards is the NBA assist leader.
James Harden photos
To check out the bearded NBA player, it is always wise to make your first stop in his Instagram account. There is where all the great photos are.
Harden is making an entry like a boss.
James is looking neat and tidy.
JHard is in his usual celebratory mode.
From a rookie to a world-renowned basketball player, James Harden has helped many people to make sense of the words hard work and dedication. He also stands to be counted as one of the highest-paid NBA athletes. He is indeed an inspiration and a figure to emulate.