Professional athletes are weighing in too. NFL star J.J. Watt called Harden "James Moneybags" after the Rockets signed him to the richest contract extension in NBA history.
How much is he making? The deal will pay the star guard $228 million through the 2022-23 season, according to sources.
That said, here are the best and most appropriate reactions to this crazy contract.
CONGRATS!!!! To hell with the ball, lemme hold some 💰 pic.twitter.com/i4M1iVzCID— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 8, 2017
James MoneyBags— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 8, 2017
*sees James Harden contract— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) July 8, 2017
*wakes son up from nap-heads straight to the baskteball court*
James Harden 👀— Sidney Jones IV (@SidneyJonesIV) July 8, 2017
Damn J Hard can prob own a lil percentage of the team now lol— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) July 8, 2017
James Harden is worth every penny off this gif alone pic.twitter.com/5H2IV4uhTU— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) July 8, 2017
Blessings https://t.co/V2pxNVfYqS— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 8, 2017
Bradley Beal made a good point. What are the odds that Harden will try to buy ownership in the Rockets?
-- Courtney Schellin