James Harden is an American professional basketball player who at present plays for the 'Houston Rockets.' The 'National Basketball Association' (NBA) third seed began his professional career with the 'Oklahoma City Thunder' in 2009, preceding he was marked by the 'Rockets' in 2012. James is known for his perfect aptitudes and his capacity to score high focuses that regularly help his group win significant matches. His excellent abilities and commitment toward the game have earned him different awards, for example, the 'NBA Most Valuable Player' (MVP) and the 'PAC Player of the Year.' He has likewise been a piece of the 'All-NBA Team' and the 'NBA All-Star' group. James' facial hair has awed his fans everywhere throughout the world and has turned into his trademark. He wound up renowned for his whiskers in 2009 and has not shaved it since. He has been nicknamed "The Beard," and his whiskers regularly shows up in different tunes and on T-shirts. James is additionally the first 'NBA' player to score 60 points while scoring a triple-twofold. He accomplished the accomplishment in 2018 and broke the past record of 57 made by Calvin Murphy. He additionally played for the national group at the 2012 'Olympics,' where the group won the gold, and at the 2014 'FIBA Basketball World Cup.' He for the most part plays at the shooting watchman position.
Childhood and Early Life
James Edward Harden Jr. was conceived on August 26, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, to Monja Wills and James Harden Sr. His father was in the 'US Navy' at the season of his introduction to the world, and his mother filled in as an overseer with 'AT&T' in Pasadena.
James' father invested a great deal of energy in prison because of his medication issues. James along these lines isolates himself from his father and still will not utilize "Jr." as a component of his name.
James burned through the vast majority of his early life in the 'Rancho Dominguez' segment of Compton. He had two kin: a stepbrother named Akili Roberson and a sister named Arnique Jelks.
James went to the 'Artesia High School' in Lakewood, California. He then joined 'Arizona State' and played for them.
James began playing basketball while in school and proceeded through college, before he turned into a professional. He drove 'Artesia' to 28–5 in his sophomore year.
In his lesser year, he drove 'Artesia' to the California state title, with a record of 33–1, and afterward 33–2 in the last year, with the tag of state champions unblemished. He was named a 'McDonald's All-American' and furthermore earned his place on the second-group of 'March All-American.'
He additionally helped his 'AAU' group, 'Siphon N-Run Elite,' win the 2006 'Las Vegas Adidas Super 64 Championship.' However, his first year at 'Arizona State' was not actually a fantasy.
His group, the 'Sun Devils,' was viewed as one of the weakest groups in the 'Pac-10.' With sophomore go-to person Derek Glasser and junior forward Ty Pendergraph, James drove his group to a 9–9 gathering record by accomplishing a general score of 21–13 and tied for the fifth spot in the 'Pac-10.'
The 'Sun Devils' missed the 2008 'NCAA Tournament' however played in the 'National Invitation Tournament' (NIT) rather, winning twice, before the 'Florida Gators' crushed them. James was made piece of the primary group of 'All-Pac-10' and was additionally named to the gathering all-green bean group.
He was additionally named to the primary group of 'All-District' by the 'National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) and the 'United States Basketball Writers Association' (USBWA). He likewise scored a career-high 40 out of a 88–58 triumph over 'UTEP' during his sophomore year.
He likewise showed up on the front of the 'Sports Illustrated' college basketball issue and was made piece of the 'Wooden Award' pre-season watch list. In 2009, he was named to the 'All-Pac 10 Tournament Team' and was likewise named the 'Pacific-10 Conference's Player of the Year.'
He was named an accord 'All-American' and was considered for the 2009 'NBA Draft' after the finish of the period.
Harden was picked as third in general by the 'Oklahoma City Thunder' for the 2009 'NBA Draft' during the 2009–2010 season. Harden turned into the fourth-most noteworthy 3-point rate scorer younger than 21 for 'NBA.'
He scored a season-high 26 points against the 'Brilliant State Warriors' in 2009 and was named to the 'NBA-All-Rookie' second group. By 2011–2012, he had turned into a significant piece of the group, with a season-high score of 40 against the 'Phoenix Suns,' which made him the first 'NBA' player in a save job to score 40 points, after Rodrigue Beaubois.
He likewise won the 'NBA Sixth Man of the Year' grant. He helped the 'Thunder' come to the 'NBA Finals,' where they were vanquished by the 'Miami Heat.'
In 2012, Harden marked an agreement expansion for $80 million with the 'Houston Rockets,' which was the aftereffect of the failure of Harden and the 'Roar' to achieve an indisputable arrangement. During the season, he conveyed surprising insights, averaging 25.9 focuses, 4.9 bounce back, and 5.8 helps.
His insights made him the fifth player in the historical backdrop of 'NBA' to achieve 2,000 points in a solitary crusade. He joined the league of Gilbert Arenas, Kobe Bryant, and Jerry Stackhouse, to turn into the fourth player to record in any event 600 free tosses and hit at least 150 3-pointers in a single season.
He was likewise named to the 2012–2013 'All-NBA Third Team, which denoted his career's first 'All-NBA Team' choice. In the 2013–2014 season, he was picked as a save for the 2014 'NBA All-Star Game.'
He won the 'Western Conference Player of the Week' respect twice during the season and scored a season-high 43 points against the 'Sacramento Kings.' He was named to the 'All-NBA First Team' toward the finish of the period.
Around the start of the 2014–2015 season, Harden was a contender for the 'MVP' respect and scored a career-high 50 against the 'Denver Nuggets,' trailed by 51 points against the 'Sacramento Kings,' turning into the first 'NBA' player ever to score two 50-point amusements in a season. With various triple-twofold scores in the season, he was again named to the 'All-NBA First Team.'
He additionally figured out how to enable his group to win their first division title since 1994 and turned into the second seed in the 'Western Conference.' In 2016, he began playing from the point gatekeeper position and was named the 'Western Conference Player of the Week' for the third time.
In the wake of scoring his fourteenth triple-twofold of the period against the 'Philadelphia 76ers,' Harden turned into the principal player in 'NBA' history to have various 50-point triple-copies in a season. He turned into the principal 'Rockets' player to score 40 in under 30 minutes, in a match against the 'Phoenix Suns.'
He completed the season with 22 triple-duplicates, turning into the first 'NBA' player to complete a season with at any rate 2,000 points (2,356), which included 900 helps (907) and 600 bounce back (659). In 2017, he marked a four-year augmentation contract that gave him a six-year bargain for around $228 million. This was the most extravagant contract at any point marked in the historical backdrop of 'NBA.'
The arrangement will last till the 2022–2023 season. He entered the season with a normal of 22.1 focuses and 5.7 helps per game.
He scored a career-high 56 of every a triumphant match against the 'Utah Jazz,' a point not as much as Calvin Murphy's 57-point record in 1978. He turned into the main player to score 20 in every one of the group's initial 20 rounds of a season, winning the 'Western Conference Player of the Month' for the fifth time.
In spite of his score of 50 points, his group's 14-game series of wins finished in a 122–116 destruction by the 'Los Angeles Lakers.' However, Harden turned into the primary player in the establishment's history to score consecutive 50 points, in a match against the 'Los Angeles Clippers.'
He experienced hamstring damage and missed seven recreations. The 'Rockets' won 60 amusements and completed at the primary position without precedent for the historical backdrop of the establishment, with 65–17.
Harden was additionally part of the national group at the 2012 'Olympics,' where the group won the gold award. He was additionally part of the national group that won the 2014 'FIBA Basketball World Cup.'
He pulled back his name from the group before the 2016 'Olympics.'
Grants and Achievements
James is a six-time 'NBA All-Star' and a five-time 'All-NBA Team' honouree. He was named to the 'NBA First Team' multiple times. He was named the 'NBA MVP' in 2018.
He was likewise casted a ballot as the 'National Basketball Players Association's 'MVP' for the 2014–2015 and the 2017–2018 seasons.
Personal Life and Legacy
James was in the news for being involved with Khloé Kardashian in the mid year of 2015. The couple separated the next year in light of his evident uneasiness with the media consideration.
He was recently reputed to be involved with rapper Trina and 'Instagram' model Jessyka Janshel.
In 2015, he marked a support arrangement of $200 million with 'Adidas' for the following 13 years. His trademark whiskers has its own after via web-based networking media.
He is additionally a donor and has built up '3 The Harden Way Inc.' to give better chances to youngsters. In 2017, he promised $1 million in help of the casualties of Hurricane Harvey