|Real Name/Full Name||James Edward Harden Jr.|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||James Harden, the Beard, Step Daddy, No D Harden|
|Birth Place:||Bellflower, California, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||26 August 1989|
|Age/How Old:||33 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 196 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 99 Kg
In Pounds – 220 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father –James Harden Sr.
Mother –Monja Willis
|Siblings:||Akili Roberson, Arnique Jelks|
|School:||Audubon Middle School, Artesia High School|
|College:||Arizona State University|
|Profession:||Professional basketball player|
|Net Worth:||$200 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
James Harden is a famous basketball player for the Houston Rockets in the United States. The third-seeded player in the ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA) began his playing career with the ‘Oklahoma City Thunder’ in 2009 before joining the ‘Rockets’ in 2012.
James is renowned for his flawless abilities and ability to score big goals, which also help his team win big games. His exceptional talents and commitment to the sport have won him several distinctions. James is also the first player in NBA history to average 60 points and has a triple-double.
Well, how well do you know about James Harden? If not much, here is what we know about James Harden to date.
Biography and Early Life
Monja Wills and James Harden Sr. gave birth to James Edward Harden Jr. on August 26, 1989, in Los Angeles, California. At the time of his birth, his father was a member of the ‘US Navy,’ and his mother served as an accountant for ‘AT&T’ in Pasadena.
Owing to his drug problems, James’ father spent a lot of time in prison. As a result, James has distanced himself from his father and appears to refuse to use the suffix “Jr.” in his name. James lived much of his childhood in Compton’s ‘Rancho Dominguez’ neighborhood. He had two siblings: a half-sister named Arnique Jelks and a half-brother named Akili Roberson.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is James Harden in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Harden’s age is 33 years old as of today’s date 29th May 2023 having been born on 26 August 1989. Though, he is 6′ 5″ in feet and inches and 196 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 220 lbs in Pound and 99kg in Kilograms.
James studied in Lakewood, California’s ‘Artesia Middle School.’ He quickly amazed his mentors with his game instincts when he first tried out for the boys’ basketball team at Artesia High School in nearby Lakewood, and after springing up a few inches, he became one of the best players in the world. Arizona State University was selected to finish ninth in the Pac-10 Conference during his freshman season. He was named to a number of preseason All-American teams and was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s college basketball preview magazine.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Harden is not married, but he does have a girlfriend. From a non-basketball standpoint, there could be no single incident in Harden’s NBA career that has elicited more respect than his friendship with Khloe Kardashian. In reality, Harden and Kardashian’s friendship is a thing of the past. In the summer of 2015, the two of them were in a relationship. Because of his obvious annoyance with the public coverage, the pair split up the following year.
He was previously linked to rapper Trina and Instagram model Jessyka Janshel.
Is James Harden Gay?
Even though Harden has been unmarried for a long time, he is straight and has stated that he is not gay or has any interest in men.
When the Oklahoma City Thunder picked him in the 2009 NBA draught, James Harden began his professional basketball career. He scored 40 points against the Phoenix Suns in 2012, his highest point total in a game. He became one of the top scorers as well as the best shooting guard in the NBA since joining the Rockets.
He was banned for a game in 2015 after kicking LeBron James. During the 2009-2010 season, Harden, who was just 21 years old at the time, had the fourth-highest 3-point average in NBA history. He hit seven straight 3-point field goals in back-to-back games on November 18 and 20. Since Michael Dickerson, no player has scored more straight three-pointers.
Harden had one of the best statistical seasons in franchise history in his first season with Houston. He became the first player in the NBA to score at least 2,000 points in a season. Harden was also a national team member who won the gold medal at the 2012 ‘Olympics’ and 2014 ‘FIBA Basketball World Cup’ winning national team.
Harden owns many prestigious awards and titles so far in his career, some of which are listed below:
- His no. 13 jersey was retired by Arizona State Sun Devils
- Second-team Parade All-American
- NBA assists leader
- NBA All-Rookie Second Team
- All-NBA Third Team
- NBA Sixth Man of the Year
- Pac-10 Player of the Year
- 2-times First-team All-Pac-10
- 6-times All-NBA First Team
- 3-times NBA scoring champion
- 8-times NBA All-Star
- Consensus first-team All-American
- NBA Most Valuable Player
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Harden in 2023
As of 2023, The basketball player has a $200 million net worth. Harden reportedly signed a new deal in 2017, making him the wealthiest player in NBA history. The Rockets gave James a four-year contract worth $228 million, which earned him a total of $47 million per year.
Harden will have made more than $530,000 per game in the fourth year of his contract (2021). He penned a $200 million sponsorship contract with ‘Adidas’ for the next 13 years in 2015. On top of his baseball earnings, which is currently more than $40 million a year, the contract costs James an equivalent of $15 million per year.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- James is a philanthropist who created ‘3 The Harden Way Inc.’ to help individuals get more
- In 2017, he made a $1 million donation to Hurricane Harvey victims.
- James’ facial hair has become his signature and has wowed people all around the world.
- In 2009, he became famous for his mustache, which he hasn’t shaved yet.
- His beard has won him the nickname “The Beard,” and it often features songs and T-shirts.
James Harden is one of the most well-known basketball stars, and his integrity and abilities have earned him a great deal of praise and admiration. Many professional athletes around the world look up to him. Harden has loaded the stat sheet with some record-breaking results thanks to his excellent all-around skills.