James Worthy Speaker Profile
Hall Of Fame Forward for the Los Angeles Lakers
James Worthy Biography
James Worthy was born February 27, 1961 and is a retiredHall of Fame basketball player. Named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBAHistory, "Big Game James" was a seven-time NBA All-Star andthree-time NBA champion. A standout for the North Carolina Tar Heels, the 6 ft9 in (2.05 m) small forward was the MOP of the 1982 NCAA Tournament and #1 pickof the 1982 NBA Draft. He was born in Gastonia, North Carolina.
Worthy was an All-American high school basketball player atAshbrook High School in Gastonia. Worthy averaged 21.5 points, 12.5 reboundsand 5.5 assists during his senior season, for a team that lost in the statechampionship game. Worthy was also selected to play in the 1979 McDonald'sAll-American game that also featured future Naismith Hall of Famers IsiaihThomas, Dominique Wilkins and Ralph Sampson.
Dubbed "Big Game James" by longtime Tar Heel play-by-play radiobroadcaster Woody Durham, Worthy played in 926 NBA regular season games,averaging 17.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and three assists per game. He played in143 play-off games and averaged 21.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists pergame and had a 54.4 field goal percentage. In 34 NBA Finals games he averaged22.2 pts per game on 53% shooting. He ranks fifth all-time in Lakers teamscoring (16,320), second all-time in team steals (1,041) and sixth all-time inteam field goal percentage (.521). Voted one of the top 50 NBA players of alltime in 1996, Worthy was not a first-ballot inductee into the Basketball Hallof Fame in 2000, his first year of eligibility. However, he was later inductedinto the Hall in 2003. His jersey (#42) is only one of seven retired by the LosAngeles Lakers, alongside (#44) Jerry West, (#13) Wilt Chamberlain, (#22) ElginBaylor, (#25) Gail Goodrich, (#32) Magic Johnson and (#33) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:15 pm
After School All Stars-LA supporter, MetroPCS brought NBA legend James Worthy to visit students at school. James spoke to the All-Stars, inspiring them to do their best in school and also reminded them of the importance of staying physically fit. Afterwards, students enjoyed participating in basketball dribble, drunk and passing stations. Worthy spent one on one time with many of the...[Read More]
Posted on 29 January 2014 | 9:14 pm
Los Angeles Lakers legend James Worthy will be the guest speaker at the Via All-Star Basketball Classic Banquet which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 26 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem. The banquet honors the top boys and girls basketball players from 35 high schools in the great Lehigh Valley. Worthy spent his entire 12 year career in a Lakers Jersey, winning three NBA...[Read More]
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