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James

Harden bio

#13 | SG | BROOKLYN NETS

2020-21 SEASON STATS
PTSREBASTBLKSTL
24.68.510.90.81.3
HT/WT6' 5", 220 lbs
DOB08/27/1989 (32)
Salary$43,848,000
CollegeArizona State
Draft2009 - RD 1, PK 3 (OKC)
Exp12th SEASON
HometownLos Angeles, CA
Status
Active
2020-21 SEASON STATS
PTSREBASTBLKSTL
24.68.510.90.81.3
HT/WT6' 5", 220 lbs
DOB08/27/1989 (32)
Salary$43,848,000
CollegeArizona State
Draft2009 - RD 1, PK 3 (OKC)
Exp12th SEASON
HometownLos Angeles, CA
Status
Active

BIOGRAPHY

James Harden currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets. 

Born on August 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, hee is listed at 6' 5" and weighs 220 lbs. 

Harden went to high school at Artesia (CA). A then fresh faced young man, no beard or anything, he committed to play for the Arizona State Sun Devils.

While there was a solid amount of hype on James Harden coming out of college, there were concerns about what type of player he would be in the NBA. Most specifically, would he be able to create separation at the next level, as experts were concerned with his alleged lack of athleticism.

All issues, in hindsight, that seem laughable give his ability to create separation with his absolutely delightful handles.. 

Eventually, he was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder as the #3 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Initially being more of a spark plug off the bench to score in bunches when Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook needed a break, he’d eventually leave for Houston where he’d become a bonafide superstar for the Rockets. 

During his NBA career he also played 3 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and 9 seasons with the Houston Rockets.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

9
9x All Star
7
7x All-NBA
3
3x Scoring Champ
2011-12 Sixth Man
2017-18 MVP
2009-10 All-Rookie
6
6x All-NBA
2016-17 AST Champ
2
2x Scoring Champ
8
8x All Star