James Harden mother Monja Willis

Monja Willis


Meet Monja Willis, the mother of  NBA star James Harden, the 6’5 point guard currently playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. Harden who played nine years with the Houston Rockets also played for the Brooklyn Nets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played college basketball at Arizona State from 2007 to 2009.


James Harden Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth and Wealthy Gorilla, James Harden has a net worth estimated at  $165 million.

James Harden Endorsements

In addition to his salary, James Harden earns $30 million in endorsement deals with Adidas, Body Armor, Beats Electronics, Stance Socks, and State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance. Harden signed a $200 million shoe deal with Adidas in 2015.

James Harden Houses

In 2015, Harden bought his first home in Houston for $2 million. Later on, in 2019, James Harden purchased his 26,000 sqft mansion in Houston for $10 million.

James Harden Contract and Salary

On July 27, 2022, James Harden signed a two-year, $68,640,000 contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. The deal included $68,640,000 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $34,320,000.

James Harden Mother

Monja took the high road recently after she accepted an apology from NBA player Matt Barnes. According to reports from TMZ Matt made a rude comment to her during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals and apparently she let it slipped but her other so wouldn’t have it and personally looked for Barnes and demanded an apology from him.

Barnes complied and everyone was happy again, well at least Monja and her family were following the Rockets win. The lovely lady revealed Barnes told her, that he would never want to disrespect anyone’s mother because his mother passed from cancer … and that he was sorry.”

The classy lady would not say what the rude comment was and without further ado, she gladly accepted his apology,


Monja gave birth to Harden in 1989, he was her third child; James has two siblings—10 and 14 years older—including a half-brother, Akili Roberson.

Monja had a steady job as an administrator with AT&T in Pasadena while James’ dad James Harden Sr. was in the Navy by later drifted into drugs.

Monja has been there for her son every step of the way; when James was in his teens she even sent him to a school further away from their neighborhood.


The proud mama takes satisfaction in saying she never misses any of her son’s games.


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