James Worthy
Date of Birth February 27, 1961 in Gastonia, North Carolina, U.S.
Date of Death
Character James Worthy
First Appearance Season 2 Episode 1
"Ray's on TV"
Number of episodes 1

James Worthy (born February 27, 1961) was an NBA basketball star in the 1980s. Named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, "Big Game James" was a seven-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA champion.


A standout for the North Carolina Tar Heels, the 6 ft 9 in (2.05 m) small forward was the MOP of the 1982 NCAA Tournament and #1 pick of the 1982 NBA Draft. He was born in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Worthy was an All-American high school basketball player at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia. Worthy averaged 21.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists during his senior season, for a team that lost in the state championship game. Worthy was also selected to play in the 1979 McDonald's All-American game that also featured future Naismith Hall of Famers Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins and Ralph Sampson. James won three NBA Championships and was the NBA Finals MVP in 1988.



Guest AppearancesEdit

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation

Everybody Loves Raymond AppearancesEdit

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