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James Harden Signs The Richest Contract In NBA History

Let us break down for you the unfathomable stats behind the NBA's most lucrative contract deal yet.
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Just a week ago we told you about Steph Curry signing the first contract deal that exceeded USD $200 million, only to have it broken by Houston Rocket’s all-star, James Harden.

The Rockets prodigy came second to Russell Westbrook in this season’s MVP awards. Harden, however, will now be the first NBA player to sign a super maximum extension that will guarantee him $228 million through to the 2022-23 season.

Harden is taking advantage of the new CBA rules that allow the best of the game to extend their contracts. Harden playing on the All-Star team allowed this extension to his contract with the Rockets.

The extension unfathomably breaks the 6 years down like so (in USD):

6 years: $228,000,000

1 year: $38,000,000

1 game: $463,414

1 quarter: $115,853

1 minute: $12,872

1 second: $214

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 11: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets arrives to the arena before the game against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 11, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 11: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets arrives to the arena before the game against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 11, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

With the addition of Chris Paul, the Houston Rockets have played aggressive cards in forming a team to go up against the super teams, the Golden State Warriors and Lebron’s valiant Cavaliers. Harden told media “Houston is home to me.”

With a contract extension valued at $170 million, it would be our home also. With the All-Star forward averaging 29 points per game and 8 rebounds per game, no wonder he is next in line for the MVP and the latest NBA player to smash contract records. New teammate Chris Paul thought he would chime in on the momentous occasion.

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