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James Harden Biography

James Harden
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Leo
  • Name: James Harden
  • Birth Name: James Edward Harden Jr
  • Father: James Edward
  • Mother: Monja Harden
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Los Angeles
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Basketball player
  • Net Worth: $15 million
  • Affair with: Khloe Kardashian
  • Education: Artesia High School, Arizona State University
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Synopsis

James Harden is an American basketball player best known for playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012 and was named the NBA’s Sixth Man. In 2012 he was bartered to the Houston Rockets and was identified to his first NBA All-Star game during 2013.

Early Life and education

James Harden was born on August 26, 1989, in Los Angeles, California. He holds the American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. His parents were James Edward and Monja Harden. He was the third child of his parents and spent most of his childhood in the Rancho Dominguez section of Compton.

The promising player joined Artesia High School and started playing basketball from his early days. His mother Monja used to work as an administrator with At& T. His father, James was addicted to drugs and was in jail.

Career

 James started playing basketball when he was at school and was named a McDonald’s All-American where he gained honors of second-team Parade All-American. During his college days, he was involved in a freshman campaign, where Arizona State was picked to complete ninth in the Pac-10 Conference.​

Furthermore, Harden entered in the sophomore year and appeared on many seasons of the All-American lists. He was seen on the cover of the Sports IIIustratted college basketball preview issue. He completed his sophomore campaign with a score of 20.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.

Additionally, Harden was a member of the United States national team where he won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. Furthermore, he was also the member of the team that won the FIFA Basketball World Cup during 2014. He was bartered to the Houston Rockets. Moreover, he was teammate alongside the superstar forward, Kevin Durant in The Thunder.

Along with Michael Beasley, Nolan Smith and Austin Freeman, he defeated DC Assault and the team won the 2006 tournament. The talented player was considered as one of the most dangerous and versatile scorers in the NBA.

Personal Life

The brilliant player began his relationship with Khloe Kardashian, an American television personality. His started dating her after she divorced her former husband, Lamar Odom, the member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Harden’s girlfriends Khloe suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident and went through the windscreen which caused long-term memory loss. They are yet not married but still dating each other.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

James Harden earns a salary of $40 million annually and is living a luxurious life. His net worth is reported to be around $120 million.

In order to leave Nike for the rival sportswear company, Adidas, he has signed a $200 million deal in 2015. The deal pays him an average of $15 million per year.

  • Last modified : 05 September, 2017
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