James Worthy

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Basketball player
James Worthy
James Worthy
Player information
Full name James Ager Worthy
Nickname Big Game James
birthday 27th February 1961 (age 59)
place of birth Gastonia , North Carolina , United States
size 206 cm
Weight 102 kg
position Small forward
college North Carolina
NBA draft 1982 , 1st pick , Los Angeles Lakers
Clubs as active
1982-1994 Los Angeles LakersUnited StatesUnited States
National team
1978-1979 United States 8 games

James Ager Worthy (born February 27, 1961 in Gastonia , North Carolina ) is a retired American basketball player who was active in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1982 to 1994 .

The 2.06 meter tall Worthy played in the position of the small forward and was one of the most important players of the so-called "Showtime Lakers" of the 1980s , along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson .


He was one of the great college stars of the 80s and won the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship with the North Carolina Tar Heels in 1982 . The following year, and after his first year as a pro, Worthy was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team .

He won three NBA championships with the Lakers and was named an NBA Finals MVP in 1988 . From 1986 to 1992 he was voted All-Star for seven years in a row .

In 2003 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . Worthy has been with the Lakers since 2015 as an assistant coach for player development.


James Worthy, who is a big fan of Star Trek , had the opportunity to play the Klingon Koral (Season 7 - Episode 5 - The Gambit Part 2) in Starship Enterprise: The Next Century in 1993 .

See also

50 Greatest Players in NBA History
List of members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Web links

Individual evidence

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  2. ^ The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: James Worthy. Retrieved April 21, 2020 (English).
  3. The Chess Move, Part II . In: Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki . ( wikia.com [accessed September 9, 2017]).