James Harden has just committed to the largest NBA contract in the history of the league. The Houston Rockets guard has just signed a four year contract that goes up until the 2022-2023 season.
Harden will now be making $228 million over the next four seasons with the Rockets. This contract is a step up from the Steph Curry’s $201 million deal, which was previously the biggest deal in the NBA.
Previously, Harden signed a $117 million deal with an opt-out for the 2019/2020 season. Since last summer when he made this deal, he has added on $111 million. Basically, the Rockets star will be making $570,732 per game just by stepping foot on a court. Life must be nice for the beard.
The contract extension comes a few weeks after the signing of Chris Paul to the Rockets. Now, the Rockets are trying to stack their lineup and are talking about ensuring a trade for Carmelo Anthony.
Harden averaged 29.7 points and 11.2 assists and led the Rockets to be named the third seed in the Western Conference last season. He was also a major talk of being named MVP of the league, but was beat out by competitor Russell Westbrook. As they say, fear the beard!