James Harden cashes in.
James Harden is rolling in dough after his latest contract extension was confirmed.
News broke on Twitter yesterday of the massive deal that was inked by the Houston Rockets star, totaling $228 million over four years. The team was more than willing to lock up its marquee scorer long-term, with a conversation that sports pundits imagined went something like this:
Harden: I want money— The Dream Shake (@DreamShakeSBN) July 8, 2017
Les: We are prepared to give you money. How much do we have?
Morey: We have a lot of money.
Harden: I want it
Fans also took to Twitter to express their amazement at the size of the deal. Another key factor in this deal is that there's no state income tax in Texas, so Harden will presumably get to keep the vast majority of that new NBA money deal. He's Scrooge McDuck diving probably as we speak.
James Harden is about to get $228 million to keep playing in Houston... and Texas has no state income tax pic.twitter.com/2SHD3mGhI6— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 8, 2017
James Harden mood: pic.twitter.com/rGbcoAKRB9— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) July 8, 2017
James Harden's extension (starting in 2019-20) would give him yearly salary of:— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) July 8, 2017
The Beard be like... pic.twitter.com/PODHCNuysM
So, James Harden is going to make $47 million in the final year of his contract. The NBA salary cap was $44.215 million as recently as 1999— Noam Schiller (@noamschiller) July 8, 2017