Mike James

Basketball Player, America



Basketball Player, America

Michael Lamont James is a former professional American basketball player born on June 23, 1975. From 1994 to 1998, James was the point guard for the Duquesne Dukes, a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. With the Detroit Pistons, Michael won the NBA Championship in 2004.

High school life and college career

Mike James attended Amityville in Amityville, New York. After school, he attended Duquesne University, where he played basketball successfully for the official team. At Duquesne University, James participated in college basketball. He concluded his collegiate career as the all-time leader in steals (201), assists (348), and points (10th) at Duquesne (1,411). In his final year of college, James was named to the all-Atlantic 10 Conference first team.

Professional career

James signed a free agent contract with the Miami Heat during the 2001–02 season, which marked the start of his NBA career. The Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, and Dallas Mavericks were among the teams he later played.

Detroit Pistons

James served as a reserve on the Pistons' 2004 NBA championship team. Because of their tough defensive style, he and fellow reserve guard Lindsey Hunter made up a strong defensive guard team that Rasheed Wallace nicknamed the "Pit Bulls."

Toronto Raptors

During the 2005-06 NBA season, James started for the Toronto Raptors and averaged 20.3 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game, 5.8 assists per game, and 44.2% 3-pointer accuracy. He became the first Raptor to score more than 30 points in four consecutive games in April 2006.

Minnesota Timberwolves

James agreed to a free agent contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 11, 2006. His playing was mediocre for the majority of the 2006–07 season, which reduced his game time to 25 minutes.

Afterward, he was traded to Houston Rockets in 2017. But he was again transferred to New Orleans Hornets in the following year. From there, he played with multiple teams throughout his career.


James was re-acquired by the Texas Legends on November 3, 2014. On January 25, 2015, in the 115-111 victory over the Delaware 87ers, he registered the team's first triple-double of the year with 21 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds.

Career Highlights

Highest point - In the 2005-06 season, he achieved his career-high of 20.3. The match ended with high stats for Mike James.

Highest free-throw percentage - During the 2007-08 season, when he was playing for New Orleans, Mike played his career-high free-throw percentage of 1.000.

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Personal Information
BornJune 23, 1975 (age 47) Copiague, New York, US
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 188 lb (85 kg)

Career Information
High schoolAmityville (Amityville, New York)
College Duquesne (1994–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Undrafted
Playing Career 1998–2015
Position Point guard
Number 12, 7, 13, 5, 8


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