Never was a nickname better suited to a player than James Worthy's moniker, "Big Game James." By the time he retired, Worthy owned a Most Outstanding Player Award from the 1982 NCAA Final Four and an MVP Award from the 1988 NBA Finals, he was a member of three NBA championship teams with the Los Angeles Lakers (in 1985, 1987, and 1988), and his career postseason averages of 21.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game were higher than his regular-season averages of 17.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest. more...
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Hall of Fame feature:
Full Name: James Ager Worthy Born: 2/27/61 in Gastonia, N.C. High School: Ashbrook (Gastonia, N.C.) College: North Carolina Drafted by: L.A. Lakers, 1982 (first overall) Height: 6-9; Weight: 225 lbs.
Nickname: Big Game James Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2003); NBA champion (1985, '87, '88); NBA Finals MVP (1988); All-NBA Third Team (1990, '91); All-Rookie Team (1983); Seven-time NBA All-Star (1986-92); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).