James Harden Stands to Pay $13 Million+ in Taxes After Trade

Be careful what you wish for. James Harden finally was traded out of Houston, ending his tenure with the Houston Rockets. Incorporating jock taxes and assuming that Harden will be a resident of New York City, he’ll pay an additional $13.6 million in taxes over the next three years after trade.

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In November, we ran the numbers on a Harden trade to the Nets. The short of it: He’ll pay an additional $13.6 million in taxes over the next three years. The following chart, which incorporates jock taxes and assumes that Harden will be a resident of New York City, breaks down the numbers:


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Harden probably is not sweating $13 million. It’s all relative.

Rich athlete problems.


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