James Harden is the proud owner of the most lucrative contract in NBA history. The Rockets All-Star had a spectacular season this past year that saw him almost averaging a triple-double with 29.1 points, 11.2 assists, and 8.1 rebounds per game. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander made the announcement today that they had signed Harden to a four-year extension through the 2022-2023 season.
“It’s my pleasure to announce we’ve reached agreement with James Harden on a long term contract extension. Since he arrived in Houston, James has exhibited the incredible work ethic, desire to win, and passion to be the best that has made him one of the most unique and talented superstars in the history of the game,” said Alexander. “Additionally, the commitment he has shown to our organization, the City of Houston, and Rockets fans all over the world makes him a perfect leader in our pursuit of another championship. I’m very happy for James, his mother Monja, and their family on this exciting day.”