The Houston Rockets announced they and James Harden reached a renewal on his current deal for $228 million through the 2022-23 season.
James Harden current deal in place for 2 years $59 million.
The new deal worth $170 million, This is considered the largest extension in NBA history.
It appears Harden is taking full advantage of the new deal the NBA made in May with the NBPA.
“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 Leslie Alexander in the team’s statement.
James Harden will have made a projected $318M in his career when his new contract signed on Saturday expires at age 33.
Only Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant have made more money than that in an NBA career.
Kevin Garnett – $343 Million
Kobe Bryant – $328 Million
The average age for retirement is in the mid to late thirties for a star in the NBA. Around 34/35 is when the body begins decline depending on the style of play.
James Harden will most likely not retire at 33 meaning he’ll most likely make more money than KG and Kobe Byant.