James Harden ‘signs richest NBA contract’

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has signed a contract extension worth a reported $228m (£176m) – the richest in NBA history.

Harden had two years, worth $59m (£45.7m), left on his previous deal.

He has signed a four-year extension worth $169m (£131m) through to the 2022-23 season, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Last week Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry signed a $201m (£154m) deal, according to his agent.

Curry’s five-year contract was at that point the richest in NBA history but Harden’s contract is worth $27m (£21m) more.

“Houston is home for me,” said Harden in a statement released by the Rockets.

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