James Harden Signs Record $228 Million Extension with Houston Rockets

By Anthony Blake

The money in today’s professional sports leagues is getting outrageous, with the next contract breaking the record for the richest deals in history on a routine basis.

James Harden is the latest to cash in on the NBA side of things, with the Houston Rockets agreeing to a $228 million deal through the 2022-23 season with the scoring sensation.

With guys like LeBron James and Kevin Durant – the two best players on the planet – taking less money to try and win championships, the inequities between contract dollars and actual ability are stark.

A guy like Derek Carr cashed in on the NFL front and he’s never won anything, while Tom Brady maintains a middling salary for a quarterback and owns five Super Bowl rings.

This type of system is clearly broken, but whether football or basketball care enough to change it is the real question.

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