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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.  

James Harden Latest News & Articles

NBA 2017/18 Preview: 5 bold predictions for the upcoming season
NBA 2017/18 Preview: 5 bold predictions for the upcoming season
A look at five bold predictions for the 2017/18 NBA season.
5 current NBA stars who choked in the Playoffs
5 current NBA stars who choked in the Playoffs
Ranking the biggest choke jobs in recent years.
NBA Preseason Day 10: Harden dominates Knicks in New York; Boston remain unbeaten
NBA Preseason Day 10: Harden dominates Knicks in New York; Boston remain unbeaten
A lot of action from eight-game slate on Day 10 preseason. Catch all the action here.
NBA 2017-18 Preview: 5 Dates to Circle on Your Calendar
NBA 2017-18 Preview: 5 Dates to Circle on Your Calendar
Key match up dates for the coming NBA season.
NBA 2017-18: 10 Early Regular Season MVP Candidates
NBA 2017-18: 10 Early Regular Season MVP Candidates
My bold predictions for this season's MVP candidates
NBA Preseason Day 6: Rockets rain 3's in 62-point win over Shanghai Sharks; Jeremy Lin leads Nets to win
NBA Preseason Day 6: Rockets rain 3's in 62-point win over Shanghai Sharks; Jeremy Lin leads Nets to win
Just four games on day six but plenty of highlights. Catch it all here.
Adidas moves past Jordan brand for 2nd spot in US sneaker market; Nike still on top
Adidas moves past Jordan brand for 2nd spot in US sneaker market; Nike still on top
A huge shake-up in the country's sneaker industry.
FIFA 18: Cristiano Ronaldo and James Harden among 8 superstars featured in latest trailer of "The Journey"
FIFA 18: Cristiano Ronaldo and James Harden among 8 superstars featured in latest trailer of "The Journey"
Season 2 of "The Journey" promises to be a good one.
How the Chris Paul trade affects the 'new' NBA
How the Chris Paul trade affects the 'new' NBA
Analysing how Paul's move to the Rockets will impact their chances in the NBA.
Superheroes of the game: Who will be crowned the 2017 NBA Season MVP?
Superheroes of the game: Who will be crowned the 2017 NBA Season MVP?
Harden or Westbrook? Curry or LeBron? The MVP battle is heating up.
10 WWE Superstars and their NBA equivalents
10 WWE Superstars and their NBA equivalents
Which WWE Superstars draw comparisons to their counterparts in the NBA?
The Houston Rockets have a contender’s resiliency
The Houston Rockets have a contender’s resiliency
The Houston Rockets won their eighth straight game on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.
NBA Playoffs: Takeaways for the eliminated teams (Western Conference Edition)
NBA Playoffs: Takeaways for the eliminated teams (Western Conference Edition)
Takeaways for the teams eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference.
2016 NBA Playoffs: Rockets survive to win Game 3, Pacers regain home court advantage with win
2016 NBA Playoffs: Rockets survive to win Game 3, Pacers regain home court advantage with win
James Harden was excellent in the game against the Warriors.
2016 NBA Playoffs: Warriors win Game 2 without Stephen Curry, Mavericks upset Thunder to level series
2016 NBA Playoffs: Warriors win Game 2 without Stephen Curry, Mavericks upset Thunder to level series
Another one of those fourth quarter collapses for OKC.
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