Harden, who was traded to Philadelphia from the Brooklyn Nets on February 10, told Yahoo earlier this month: I told (Sixers president of basketball operations) Daryl (Morey) to improve the roster, sign who we needed to sign and give me whatever is left over. The 2013 NBA Championship ring, had two NBA Championship Trophies on the ring. Harden joined Tracy McGrady (four times in 200405) and Hakeem Olajuwon (three times in 199293) as the only Rockets to ever capture Player of the Week honors three or more times in one season. The team he's with now, the 76ers, have a legit shot at a ring this year and next. [19][20] Harden later contended that he was given too little time to consider the offer. [238] Harden has also received criticism for not being clutch in key playoff games.[239][240]. Harden has never had postseason success. James Harden acknowledged that his brief tenure with Brooklyn was "frustrating" after the 76ers' 101-98 win over the Nets on Saturday in his return to Barclays Center. He played college basketball for Arizona . Thats all that matters to me at this stage. [58] On December 14, he recorded 15 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds in just three quarters to lead the Rockets to a 13298 win over the Sacramento Kings. [99] In Game 1 of their second-round series against the Jazz, Harden scored 41 points in a 11096 win. Post author: Post published: June 29, 2022; Post category: pete behind the voice actors; 5. [206] On January 15, 2022, Harden had 27 points, 8 rebounds and tied a season-high 15 assists in a 120105 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Harden put his money where his mouth was, turning down an option to play with the Sixers on a $47.4 million salary for 2022-23, which allowed the team enough financial flexibility to add role players including P.J. On December 26, 2013 against the Memphis Grizzlies, Harden became the first player in NBA history to register at least 27 points on two or fewer field goals made (29 FG), finishing with a career-best 22-of-25 from the stripe and tying the Rockets single-game record for free throws made (2227 FT by Sleepy Floyd in February 1991). I was close a decade ago, so I remember the feeling of being on that stage. [184][185][186] On March 17, Harden posted a season-high 40 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists in a 124115 win over the Indiana Pacers, joining Carter as the only Nets players with a 40-point triple-double. James Harden has a Hall of Fame resume already: An MVP (and he is convinced he should have won more), six-time All-NBA and seven-time All-Star, a two-time scoring champ (averaging the most points . [127], On March 31, Harden had 50 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 119108 win over the Sacramento Kings to record his ninth 50-point game of the regular season. [95] On January 30, in a 114107 win over the Orlando Magic, Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double, finishing with 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his third triple-double of the season. [76] Between March 12 and 18, he had four straight triple-doubles, giving him 19 for the season. [65] Harden's career-best December run earned him Western Conference Player of the Month honors. [227] He possesses a wide array of offensive moves; two of the most prominent among them being his Euro step[228] and his step-back jumper. In his efforts, Harden became the first player in league history to post a 301510 stat line with zero turnovers in a game since individual turnovers were first tracked during the 197778 season. Once time hits you, you actually have to go out there, stretch and prepare yourself to perform. Over the next seven and a half seasons with the team he would lead the league in scoring three times and assists once, and was named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2018. He had an equity stake in BodyArmor and scored a sizable payout when Coca-Cola bought the brand in 2021. [221] On December 23, Harden put up a triple-double with 20 points, 21 assists, and 11 rebounds in a 119114 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. [118] With 42 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 13, Harden scored 30 or more points for the 31st consecutive game, tying Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in league history. Bleacher Report put together their list of the best players who have never won a ring and Harden popped up on the list ranked 9th on their list: His 23,477 points scored rank 28th on the NBA's all-time scoring list, with a significant chunk coming from three-point range and the free-throw line. He is the highest all-time left-handed scorer in NBA history. [32] In the Rockets' regular season finale on April 15, Harden recorded his fourth triple-double of the season with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 11791 win over the Utah Jazz. He was named to the Wooden Award preseason watch list. [162] He finished the decade as the NBA's leading scorer with 19,578 points going back to January 1, 2010 despite beginning his career as a sixth man with the Oklahoma City Thunder. [197] In the first minute of Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks in the conference semifinals, Harden re-injured his hamstring and missed the remainder of the game, as well as the next three games of the series. 1 seed for the first time in franchise history, with a franchise-best 6517 record. Although the couple has never been captured together, nor do they follow each other on social media. He wanted to ring chase with a dominant big man. [116] With 30 points against the Denver Nuggets on February 1[117] and 43 points against the Utah Jazz on February 2, Harden set the third-longest streak in NBA history for games with 30-plus points. He throws up contested and unnecessary shots, take for example the recent 50-point game he had against the San Antonio Spurs (11-38 FG, 28.94% shooting). He is the all-time NBA leader in unassisted three-point makes. Harden won his first scoring title, averaging 30.4 points per game, second in franchise history to Malone's 31.1 in 198182. In 2012, Harden was runner-up for the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Harden had similar stats during the previous season: 18.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists. Happy Easter!! You may opt-out by. [86][87] Harden was named Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in October and November, marking the fifth time Harden has received the honor, all coming as a Rocket. Then on July 20, the Sixers and Harden agreed to a two-year deal worth $68.6 million with a player option for the 2023-24 season. The Philadelphia 76ers made the big move, acquiring James Harden from the Brooklyn Nets at the deadline, and there was an immediate report that he had agreed to opt in on his contract, which has a player option for the 2022-23, as part of the deal. In the final, Pump-N-Run Elite beat Kevin Love's Southern California All-Stars. [167][168] On January 16, he recorded 32 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists in a 122115 win over the Orlando Magic, becoming the first player in franchise history and the seventh player in NBA history to log a triple-double in their team debut. . 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Even though he has yet to win an NBA championshipwhich clearly evokes more criticismHarden is poised to prove that not only does he not let the seemingly endless droves of criticism bother him, but contrary to Bayless opinion, he wants to win and will do whatever it takes to do so. [183], On March 15, Harden registered his tenth triple-double as a Net with 21 points, 15 assists and 15 rebounds in a 117112 victory against the New York Knicks, becoming the first player in franchise history to log at least 15 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists in a game. Harden led the Nets to an NBA-best 112 record in March, recording averages of 27.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting from the field and 87.7 percent shooting from the free-throw line, 9.8 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 1.6 steals in 38.8 minutes per game. [208] On February 3, Harden was named an Eastern Conference reserve for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, making his tenth straight All-Star selection. [109] It was Harden's 13th game of the season with 40 points, surpassing Malone's franchise record,[110] and his seventh in the previous nine games as he continued to carry the team with Paul and Eric Gordon out with injuries. 5. In his sophomore year, he averaged 13.2 points as Artesia went 285. He scored a season-high 40 points against Phoenix on April 18, 2012, becoming the first NBA player in a reserve role to score 40 points since Dallas guard Rodrigue Beaubois in March 2010. The couple were linked together in 2019. But there is a school of thought that because of their smaller lineup and the load put on James Harden . Harden, at this point in the season, hit 39 3-pointers, marking the fourth-highest total through the first nine games of a season and the most by a player besides Stephen Curry. Harden and Westbrook, who star as the Houston Rockets backcourt, recently did a joint interview with GQ's Mark Anthony Green. After the conclusion of the season (a second-round NCAA tournament loss to Syracuse), Harden declared for the 2009 NBA draft. [179][180] The following day, Harden was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the month of February. Hall of famer Charles Barkley too condemned Harden's style of play recently by saying that if he were on the floor with James Harden he would definitely get frustrated at watching Harden doing his thing while standing in one corner just waiting for the ball that would rarely come to him. [215] On April 28, Harden had 22 points, 6 rebounds and 15 assists in a 13297 Game 6 win, to help the Sixers advance to East semifinals. [145][146], After a disappointing start to the season shooting 28.6% from the field and 15% from the three-point line in the first three games,[147] Harden scored 59 points on 1832 shooting from the field, along with nine assists in a 159158 win against the Washington Wizards on October 30, 2019two points away from his career-high. Without Harden, the Rockets won 148142 in double overtime. [53][54] In September 2016, new Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni announced that Harden would take on the point guard role to begin the 201617 season. James Harden's talent is transcendent and he is an MVP player every single season because . James Harden is no longer employed by the Houston Rockets. [216] On May 8, Harden had 31 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in a 116108 Game 4 win over the Miami Heat. [32] It was his 33rd 30-point game of the season and his ninth 40-point game of the season. [14] He employed Rob Pelinka as his agent.[15]. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team at the conclusion of the season. [245] His beard has appeared in songs and T-shirts, and it earned him an endorsement and a unique candy with Trolli's where a depiction of his face and beard was shown on each gummy. Harden's freshman year, Arizona State was picked to finish ninth in the Pac-10 Conference. Harden averaged 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 62 games (two starts) during the lockout-shortened 201112 season, as he received the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.[18]. Charles Barkley, one of the NBA's all-time great stars, who alongside icons like Karl Malone and Patrick Ewing infamously never won a championship, says he simply has to live with that fact and . I double-checked just to make sure. [176][177], On March 1, Harden logged his seventh career triple-double as a Net with 30 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds in a 124113 overtime victory against the San Antonio Spurs, giving the franchise their first win in San Antonio in 19 years. James Harden has played with 3 hall of famers, a great coach, great role players and has failed multiple times to even get to the NBA Finals, why is [148][149] With this game, Harden extended a streak of having a 50-point game in 6 straight seasons, the 2nd-longest streak in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (10 straight seasons, 195969). And on that list, amid 56 champions, were 19 stars who either never won* or have yet to win a championship ring. [134][135][136][137] He finished the season with the largest scoring margin (8.1 points per game) over the second-leading scorer since Wilt Chamberlain in 196263. Unhappy with the failure of the Oklahoma City Thunder to offer him a max contract, he refused their contract extension offer when it was substantially under the max. [9] He was also named first team All-District by the NABC and the USBWA. "I dream about winning (a championship)," says Harden, who . When playing for each team, Harden has won an NBA scoring title, two FIBA World Cup gold medals, an Olympic gold medal, and earned All-Star honors four times. Harden joined Gilbert Arenas (200506 and 200607), Kobe Bryant (200506 and 200708) and Jerry Stackhouse (200001) as the only four players in NBA history to record at least 600 free throws made and hit 150 or more 3-pointers in one season. One is no longer with the Nets, while the other can't play home games. He played just 29 minutes against the Suns to become the first Rockets player since Sleepy Floyd in 1991 to score 40 points in less than 30 minutes. [73] On February 3 against the Chicago Bulls, Harden scored his 10,000th point as a Rocket, passing Yao Ming for sixth place in franchise history. The style that Harden plays with does not help build that chemistry in any way. [126] For these performances, he received his fourth Western Conference Player of the Week honor of the 201819 season. [101] In Game 4 against the Warriors, Harden scored a game-high 30 points to help the Rockets even the series at 22 with a 9592 win. [223][224], Standing at 6 feet 5 inches tall (1.96 m) in shoes and weighing 220 pounds (100kg), Harden plays mostly at the shooting guard position, but he is capable of playing the point guard position. However, Golden has been seen attending Rocket's games. None of . Harden came close to winning one in his third season as a key reserve for that loaded Oklahoma City Thunder team, but the Thunder would lose the series in five to LeBron James and the Miami Heat . If he is double-teamed then he has to pass the ball up in a situation where a lot of time has already been taken off the shot clock and the player who receives the ball is under tremendous pressure to make the shot in the little time that he gets. I only work with companies that align with my personal brand, values and mission. [52], On July 9, 2016, Harden signed a four-year, $118.1 million contract extension with the Rockets. [13] He was also named a consensus All-American. name season tm gp champs mpg ppg rpg apg spg bpg tpg fgm fga fg% 3pm 3pa 3p% ftm fta ft% min pts reb ast stl blk tov pf +/-james harden: 2009-10 [161] He became the Western Conference player of the month for December for his historical and efficient scoring tear during the month. Things get chippy early between James Harden and Dillon Brooks. throughout his decade-plus career in the NBA despite being a 10-time all-star, six-time all-NBA first team selection, 2018 NBA MVP, three-time scoring champion, named to the leagues 75th anniversary team, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team USA. [102] In Game 6, he recorded 32 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in a 11586 loss. [112][113] On January 16, he scored 58 points in a 145142 overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets. 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There's no doubt about the fact that if a team wants to win in the regular season, the playoffs and eventually the championship, there needs to be healthy team chemistry. Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has criticized Harden's playing style in the past saying Harden's ball-dominant style while impressive and perhaps even necessary, will not help the Rockets win an NBA title. Oh Well, And Here Comes The NFL. Criticism of his defense intensified in early 2014, when a video titled "James Harden: Defensive Juggernaut" featuring eleven minutes worth of clips of Harden conceding field goals, was circulated on the Internet. The 76ers have been strong contenders for years, and Harden could be the one piece to push them to a championship. The honor was Harden's second as a Net, becoming the first player in league history to earn Player of the Month honors in each of his first two full months with a new team since the award's inception in 197980. [89], On December 20, despite Harden's 51 points, the Rockets were defeated 122116 by the Los Angeles Lakers, ending their 14-game winning streak. [23], That same day, he became the first-ever NBA player to score 37 or more points while registering a double-digit assist total in his team debut, posting 37 points, a career-high 12 assists, six rebounds, four steals and one block in a 10596 win over the Detroit Pistons. Your login session has expired. In his first season with the team he set or matched several team records and was named to his first All-NBA Team (a third-team selection), as well as his first NBA All-Star team. Basketball is my first passion, but I have so many interests off the court, Harden says. The gloves have come off. Share. Harden is a two-time member of the United States national team, winning gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIBA World Cup. This was to reflect the back to back NBA titles which the Miami Heat had won.

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