After the conclusion of the season a second-round loss to , Harden declared for the.
Additionally, Harden was a member of the United States national team where he won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
On February 5, 2014 against the , Harden played in his 120th game with Houston, scoring 23 points on 12-for-12 from the foul line to become just the third player to score at least 3,000 points in his first 120 games played with the Rockets, joining 3,320 and 3,056.
On February 20, 2013, Harden scored a career-high 46 points in a 122—119 win over his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James Harden does not have a wife, but rumors continue to swirl about his rumored girlfriend.
Amongst his humanitarian efforts , Harden has formed the 3 The Harden Method Inc.