James Harden and Houston Rockets Agree to Biggest Contract in NBA History

History keeps taking place in the NBA with these record contracts. Just last week, Steph Curry signed the largest contract in league history. Earlier today, James Harden one-upped him and signed an even bigger contract.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, the Houston Rockets and Harden agreed on a 4-year contract worth $228 million.

While this contract is the largest the NBA has ever seen, Harden may just be one of the few players in the league worth that money. Finishing second in the MVP voting this past year, the lefty averaged 29.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and a league leading 11.2 assists per game.

“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,” Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said in the team’s statement. “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.”

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It is clear that the Houston Rockets are not waiting for anything, they are striving for a championship. With the recent addition of Chris Paul alongside Harden, this team definitely has a shot to make a deep run in the playoffs.


This move further reinforces the disparity between the Eastern and Western Conference. The latter of which is far more loaded with talent.

Nonetheless, this move does solidify the Houston Rockets as perhaps the team in the Western Conference that has the best chance at taking down the Golden State Warriors.

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