James Harden is popularly called ‘The Beard’ by his fans and the media because of his large beard. He plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association and is one of the best basketball players of all time.
Besides playing for the United Nations National Team, Harden ranked 12th in Forbes’ list of Most Richest Athletes (2022).
James Harden Teams
Harden started playing Basketball in his high school during his sophomore year at Artesia High School, Lakewood, California. He thoroughly improved there and led Artesia to the California State title.
Harden played college basketball for the Arizona State Sun Devils, where he was named to the conference all-freshmen team and first-team All-Pac-10. In 2009 he was named as Pac-10 Player of the year and was 3rd overall pick for NBA Draft 2009 by Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harden was part of the United States National team which won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. He was also a part of the squad that won the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2014.
In the 2016 Olympics, Hardin was expected to play as a candidate but he withdrew from the team.
James Harden NBA Teams
Oklahoma City Thunder (2009-12) was the first NBA team Harden played for, he was selected as the 3rd overall pick of the NBA Draft by the same. There he made the record for the highest 3 points percentage in NBA history under the age of 21. He also received the Golden Sixth Man of the Year award in 2012.
Upon his trade to the Houston Rockets (2012-21), manager Daryl Morey hailed him as a ‘foundational player’. Harden played for the Rockets for over a decade and he had one of the greatest statistical seasons in history after his first campaign with the Rockets.
On October 14, 2021, he joined Brooklyn Nets (2021-22). In February 2022 he was named for the 2022 NBA All-Starts game, making it his 10th consecutive All-Starts selection.
On 10th February 2022 Harden was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, he made his debut by winning over Minnesota Timberwolves scoring 27 points and 8 rebounds in a 133-102 win.
James Harden Records and Wins
Being the top player in the NBA, Harden has sealed many records and even had various individual wins. Let’s know about that,
- NBA Most Valuable Player (2018)
- 10 times NBA All-Star (2013-2022)
- 6 times All-NBA First Team (2014, 2015, 2017-20)
- All NBA Third Team (2013)
- NBA Sixth Man of The Year (2012)
- Three times NBA Scoring Champion (2018-20)
- NBA Assists Leader (2013)
- NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2010)
- NBA 75th Anniversary Team
- Pac-10 Player of the Year (2010)
- Two Times First Tema All-Pac-10 (2008-09)
- McDonald’s All-American (2007)
James Harden Relationships
James Harden had quite the season opener, scoring 35 points and grabbing eight assists, leading the team in scoring.@JGrasso_ takes a deeper dive into The Beard's season opener!https://t.co/7eyIHGms05#Sixers #BrotherlyLove
— All76ers.com (@All76ersFN) October 19, 2022
There has always been a lot of media attention on Harden’s love life as he has dated a number of notable celebrities. As of now, the player is possibly single as has not accepted any rumors through his social media accounts.
Celebrities like Brittany Renner (2018), Ashanti (2016-2018), Malaysia Pargo (2016), Lesanik (2016-18), Khole Kardashian (2015-16), Amber Rose (2015), Tahiry Jose (2013-14), Sarah Bellew (2013-15), Kyra Chaos (2013), and Trina (2011-12) have been on Harden’s dating history.
James Harden’s Net Worth
Harden ranks 12 in the Forbes, World’s Highest Paid Athlete as of 2022. His net worth is around $165 Million and the main source of his income is through the NBA team and his basketball winnings. James Harden also ranked 52 in Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list (2020).
Endorsement and Sponsorship deals are also one of the few reasons for his whopping net worth. He has had sponsorship deals with Adidas, Block Inc, BodyArmor, GoPuff, Pura, Therabody, Vanguard, and many other renowned brands too.