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James Worthy Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

James Ager Worthy is a retired Hall of Fame professional basketball player, basketball commentator, analyst and television host born on 27th of February 1961 in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA. He is better known under his nickname “Big Game James”, and has been named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

Have you ever wondered how rich James Worthy is? According to sources it has been estimated that James’s overall net worth is over $10 million. James accumulated his wealth thanks to his three decades-long basketball career both as a player and a coach. The long list of awards he won only helped increase his net worth.

James Worthy Net Worth $10 Million

James attended Ashbrook High School and at this time he was already named an All-American high school basketball player. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the University of North Carolina where he continued perfecting his basketball skills. His first year at college was interrupted by an ankle injury but he soon got back on court, and became a key member of that school’s 1981 NCAA runner-up team the next year. Worthy lead the scoring for Tar Heels NCAA championship team, which included some of basketball’s biggest talents such as future NBA stars Sam Perkins and Michael Jordan. He earned the College Player of the Year award and dominated the game against the Georgetown Hoyas in 1982 championship. James’s outstanding performance throughout the NCAA tournament earned him its Most Outstanding Player Award.

On his senior year in college, Worthy entered the 1982 NBA Draft, completing his degree later via summer school, and was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers. James instantly made an impact as a rookie with his speed and the ability to score with either hand. Apart from being one of the best post players in his position, Worthy made his signature mark with his so called “Statue of Liberty” dunk. During the following period, he was named “Big Game James” for his exceptional talent and abilities. In the 1985/1986 season, Worthy excelled and secured his first of seven consecutive All-Star appearances. The following two seasons were equally successful and cinched him the NBA Finals MVP award. After playing in 926 NBA regular season games, 143 play-off games, ranking sixth all-time in Lakers team scoring, third all-time in team steals and seventh all-time in team field goal percentage, James retired in November 1994 after several ankle and knee injuries. Of course his net worth had grown substantially in these 12 seasons.

In 1996 he was voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame seven years later. Worthy is one of eight UNC players who had their numbers retired upon the end of their active career.

After his retirement, James started working as a studio analyst for Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes and served as an NBA analyst for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. He also had a brief acting career as he portrayed the Klingon Koral in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” on episode “Gambit, Part II”. Apart from this, he portrayed himself in an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond”. When it comes to his most recent activity, on September 2015, Worthy was hired as an assistant coach for the Lakers.

Away from his basketball and TV career, in his personal life, James is known as a philanthropist and has founded the James Worthy Foundation which dedicates resources to support non-profit community organizations. He was married to Angela Wilder for 12 years, but the couple split in 1996. They have two daughters.

James Worthy information

James Worthy information

Birth date: February 27, 1961
Birth place: Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
Height:6 ft 8 in (2.05 m)
Weight:225 lbs (102 kg)
Profession:Basketball player, Actor
Education:Ashbrook High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Angela Wilder (m. 1984–1996)

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arli$$2001TV SeriesJames Worthy
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story1996TV MovieDomino Player
In the House1996TV SeriesLarry
Star Trek: The Next Generation1993TV SeriesKoral

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AC Green: Iron Virgin2016TV Movie documentary
Access Sportsnet: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesHimself - NBA Analyst / Himself - Lakers Draft Representative
30 for 302014TV Series documentaryHimself
#LakeShow2014TV SeriesHimself - NBA Analyst / Himself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself
Wheel of Fortune2003-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Announcement2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Spuiten en slikken2011TV SeriesHimself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself
Men of a Certain Age2010TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right2010TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Apprentice2007TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Everybody Loves Raymond1997TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself
In Living Color1994TV SeriesHimself
1992 NBA All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself
1991 NBA All-Star Game1991TV SpecialHimself
1990 NBA All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself
1989 NBA All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself
The NBA on CBS1988TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Lakers Forward
1988 NBA All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself
Webster1987TV SeriesHimself
1987 NBA All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself
1986 NBA All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself

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#Fact
1Father of Sable Worthy and Sierra Worthy.
21988 NBA Finals MVP.
3Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 2003.
4At 6' 9", he played the tallest ever Klingon in Star Trek.
5Started and played on three NBA Championship teams, 1984-1985, 1986-1987, and 1987-1988. 1988 NBA Finals MVP.
6Selected first in the 1983 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers after they won a coin flip.
7Played basketball at the University of North Carolina from 1979-1980 to 1981-1982. Led the Tar Heels to the NCAA championship (Coach Dean Smith's first) in 1982. Left after his junior season for the NBA. Teammate on that national championship team was a freshman named Micheal Jordan.


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#Trademark
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