James Harden was born in Los Angeles in 1989. He is also known as ‘The Beard.’ The No. 3 pick in the 2009 NBA draft, he began his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, before a stunning trade to the Houston Rockets in 2012. He has since emerged as a perennial MVP candidate, thanks in part to the sort of play that produced a record-setting 60-point triple-double in January 2018. He finished 2016-17 as the first player to accumulate at least 2,000 points (2,356), 900 assists (907) and 600 rebounds (659) in one season, also finishing the year with a record 474 turnovers. In July 2017, he signed the richest contract extension in NBA history, a four-year deal worth USD 170 million. Along with his Adidas endorsement, the extension helped push the baller into the realm of the world’s richest athletes, his net worth reportedly up to USD 120 million. Here are some interesting James Harden quotes.