Reports suggest James Harden has signed the largest contract extension deal in NBA history for $228 million.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the four-year extension that will go through to 2022-2023. The Rockets did not confirm the amount of money but did confirm the extension.
The Rockets owner, Leslie Alexander, said in a press release:
“It’s my pleasure to announce we’ve reached an 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… 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.”
Harden commented on the extension saying, “Houston is home for me… Mr. Alexander has shown he is fully committed to winning and my teammates and I are going to keep putting in the work to get better and compete for the title.”
A James Harden four-year extension would start in 2019-20 at a salary of $37.8M, $40.8M, $43.8M and $46.8M. https://t.co/zq5eLKrube
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 8, 2017