James Edward Harden Jr is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets team. He is one of the NBA's top goal scorers and is named the NBA's best keeper, as well as one of the tournament's best. He played college basketball for the Arizona State Sun Devils, where he was named the All-American and Pac-10 consensus player of the year in 2009. Harden was selected with third pick on the draft. NBA 2009 by Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2012, he was named the sixth NBA man of the year with Thunder and helped the team reach the NBA Finals where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games. Dissatisfied with playing behind team stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, he turned down an offer to renew his Thunder contract, which handed him over to the Houston Rockets ahead of the 2012-13 season.
|Born||August 26, 1989, Los Angeles, California|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in|
|Listed weight||220 lb|
|High school||Artesia (Lakewood, California)|
|College||Arizona State (2007–2009)|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3, Oklahoma City Thunder|
High-scoring guard who was crowned NBA MVP in 2017-18 after leading the Houston Rockets to the best record in the league. He started his NBA career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, with whom he won the league's Sixth Man of the Year title in 2012. With the Rockets, he made his first NBA All-Star berth in 2013. In January 2021, he was dealt to the Brooklyn Nets.
His trademark beard spawned a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
James Edward and Monja Harden were his parents. He started dating Khloe Kardashian in 2015, however they broke up in February 2016.
On the Thunder, he was teammates with superstar forward Kevin Durant.
Oklahoma City Thunder Selection Draft. Male basketball players for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Brooklyn Nets players. Oklahoma City Thunder players. Olympic gold medal for the United States in basketball. Basketball players at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Houston Rockets players. National Basketball Association stars. United States Men's Basketball Team Players