James Harden Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
James Harden Net Worth 2020- James Harden is a well-known American professional basketball player who has been playing basketball since high school. He is best known as a player from Houston Rockets wearing jersey number 13.
James Edward Harden Jr. was born on August 26, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, to Monja Wills and James Harden Sr. His father was in the ‘US Navy’ at the time of his birth, and his mother worked as an administrator with ‘AT&T’ in Pasadena.
James’s father spent a lot of time in jail due to his drug issues. James thus detached himself from his father and still refuses to use “Jr.” as part of his name.
James spent most of his early life in the ‘Rancho Dominguez’ section of Compton. He had two siblings: a half-brother named Akili Roberson and a sister named Arnique Jelks.
James attended the ‘Artesia High School’ in Lakewood, California. He then joined ‘Arizona State’ and played for them.
James Harden started playing basketball professionally after being selected by Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2009 NBA draft. He is active in the sports field since 2009 and he is still playing.
At the beginning of the season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In his match against Phoenix Suns, he scored his highest points of 40 on 18 April 2012.
During 2011-12 season, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year becoming the second-youngest player ever to win the award. When he became a free agent, Thunder tried to sign a four-year contract worth between $52 and $55 million but failed to sign.
Then he was traded to Houston Rockets along with his teammate Daequan Cook, Cole Aldrich, and Lazar Hayward.
During 2012-13 season on October 31, he signed a contract extension for five-year worth $80 million. On 2 March 2015, he got suspended for a game for kicking LeBron James. He was named to the All-NBA first team and finished second in the MVP voting behind Stephen Curry.
On 19 July 2015, he was named the inaugural National Basketball Players Association’s MVP. On 9 July 2016, he signed a four-year contract extension with the Rockets with $118.1 million and he is currently playing from there.
He was a team member of United States national team that won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
James Harden has a net worth of $145 million dollars and an annual salary of $40 million.
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