James Harden is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Harden was selected with the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2012, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Thunder and helped the team reach the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games. Harden is a two-time member of the United States national basketball team, winning gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIBA World Cup. In 2018, Harden led the league in scoring and was named the NBA Most Valuable Player. He is a seven-time NBA All-Star and has earned All-NBA Team honors five times including four times to the first team.

Birth Name

James Edward Harden, Jr




Professional Basketball Player


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Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

James Harden was born on August 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


James Harden is currently 29 years old.

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James went to Artesia High School in Lakewood, California. Later, he attended Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona.


Family Details

  • Father – James Harden Sr.
  • Mother – Monja Willis
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

James Harden has dated –

  • Trina (2011-2012) – From January 2011 to October 2012, James dated rapper Trina. There is a huge height difference between the two 1 ft 3 in James being taller.
  • Tahiry Jose (2013-2014) – Harden, then started dating Dominican glamour model, Tahiry Jose in August 2013. The relationship went until March 2014.
  • Sarah Bellew (2014) – For about 4 months, from May 2014 to September 2014, Vietnamese radio personality, Sarah Bellew and James Harden were an item.
  • Maliah Michel (2014) – He had a fling with 5 years his senior American glamour model, Maliah Michel in November 2014.
  • Amber Rose (2015) – In the first quarter of 2015, from January to March 2015, hip hop model and artist, Amber Rose and James dated each other. She is the ex-wife of rapper and singer, Wiz Khalifa.
  • Nelly Wit Da Jelly (2015) – In September 2015, he was RUMORed to have had a fling with the stripper, Nelly Wit Da Jelly. The internet got flooded with the news about James being cheating on Khloe.
  • Khloé Kardashian (2015-2016) – In June 2015, he started dating reality television star, Khloé Kardashian. They dated until October 2015 and put their relationship on hold after Khloe called off her divorce from Lamar Odom. They again started dating in November 2015 when they were spotted going to a nightclub. They finally split in February 2016.
  • Karrueche Tran (2016) – In October 2016, model and actress Karrueche Tran was seen cheering Jarden during his match against Los Angeles Lakers. Later, they were seen partying together in a nightclub which sparked dating RUMORs.

  • Ashanti (2016-2017) – In July 2016, James’s name was first connected with singer Ashanti when they were seen getting cozy during 4th of July party. They remained an item for less than a year and called it quits in early 2017.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 196 cm
  • In meters – 1.96 m


  • In Kilograms – 100 kg
  • In Pounds – 220½ lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 44-16-34.5
  • Chest – 44 in or 112 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
  • Waist – 34.5 in or 88 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

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Shoe Size

James wears a size 12.5 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

His offensive playing style on the court of basketball.

Film Debut

In 2012, he appeared in a short (16 minutes long) documentary film Spreading Our Wings as himself.

Television Debut

In 2010, he had his first television appearance in the sports talk-show Rome Is Burning as himself in an episode dated March 4, 2010. As an actor, he first appeared in the reality TV show Ball Up as a coach.

Brand Endorsements

On August 3, 2015, he endorsed Adidas for 13 years for $200 million. He has appeared in a Foot Locker commercial.

James Harden Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Chicken Pasta
  • Favorite Fish – Seabass, Halibut
  • Favorite BODYARMOR Flavor – Strawberry Banana, Fruit Punch

James Harden Net worth

James Harden has an estimated net worth of $145 million dollars as of 2019 and an annual salary of $40 million.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About James Harden

  • James’s trademark beard has been pictured on several t-shirts and has got a mention in various songs.
  • He holds a stake in the super drink for hydration, BODYARMOR.
  • In 2012, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Thunder and helped the team reach the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games.
  • James was a part of the team which won World Cup 2014.
  • In July 9, 2016, Harden signed a four-year, $118.1 million contract extension with the Rockets.
  • In 2018, Harden led the league in scoring and was named the NBA Most Valuable Player.


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