James with the Mavericks
|League||Chinese Basketball Association|
February 7, 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Windsor Forest
|College||Tallahassee CC (2008–2010)
Florida State (2010–2012)
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall|
|Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Bernard Ronald James (born February 7, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for Florida State University.
James served six years in the United States Air Force as a security forces specialist, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was assigned to the 9th Security Forces Squadron at Beale Air Force Base and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom to Iraq, Qatar, and Afghanistan.
James was selected with 33rd overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012 NBA draft. He was later traded to the Dallas Mavericks in a draft night trade that included the 24th overall pick Jared Cunningham and the 34th overall pick Jae Crowder. The Cavaliers received guard Kelenna Azubuike and the 17th overall pick Tyler Zeller.
On September 3, 2014, James re-signed with the Mavericks. However, he was later waived by the Mavericks on October 25, 2014. On November 3, 2014, he was acquired by the Texas Legends as an affiliate player. After playing in the Legends' first two games of the season, he left the team in order to sign in China. On November 21, 2014, he signed with the Shanghai Sharks.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Beale Airman turned NBA pro
- For Florida State Center, Military Was a Steadying Influence
- Bernard James discusses path from Air Force serviceman to NBA rookie
- Mavs add Kelenna Azuibuike to trade
- Reaction: Mavs pick Bernard James, Jae Crowder
- Mavs sign second round pick Bernard James
- Center Bernard James is back with the Dallas Mavericks
- Mavericks re-sign Bernard James
- MAVERICKS ASSIGN CROWDER, JAMES AND LARKIN TO TEXAS LEGENDS
- Mavs Re-Sign Center Bernard James
- "Mavericks request waivers on Bernard James, Ivan Johnson and Doron Lamb". mavs.com. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
- Training Camp Roster
- Bernard James to play in China
- "Shanghai Sharks land Bernard James". Sportando.com. November 21, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014.