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James Harden Biography

James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012. Harden helped his AAU team, Pump-N-Run Elite, to the 2006 Las Vegas Adidas Super 64 championship. After his freshman year, Harden was named first team All-Pac-10 and was named to the conference all-freshman team. Harden was drafted 3rd overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder. In his first NBA season, Harden saw more than 22 minutes on the court per game, averaging 9.9 points per game. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. On April 18, 2012, Harden scored a career-high 40 points in a 109–97 victory over the Phoenix Suns. He had the best season in his NBA career in 2012, averaging 16.8 points in 31.4 minutes per game, even though he played only 2 of 62 games as a starter. Harden was named the 2012 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, becoming the second youngest player ever to do so. In 2012, Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets. On November 2, 2012, he scored a career high 45 points in a win against the Atlanta Hawks; he also tallied 7 rebounds and 2 assists. In this game he also set career highs in free throws made and attempted.  

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Top Stat Lines Of NBA Week 7
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Hype or Bust: Week 7 edition
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5 Reasons Why James Harden Is The 2017-18 NBA MVP
5 Reasons Why James Harden Is The 2017-18 NBA MVP
It's the time "The Beard" gets the recognition he deserves.
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Ranking the 5 early NBA MVP candidates
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Top 5 teams to challenge GSW in the West
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