Henry James (basketball)

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Henry James
Personal information
Born (1965-07-29) July 29, 1965 (age 54)
Centreville, Alabama
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorth Side (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
NBA draft1988 / Undrafted
Playing career1990–1998
PositionPower forward / Small forward
Number32, 51, 22, 21, 42
Career history
1989–1990Wichita Falls Texans
19901992Cleveland Cavaliers
1992Scavolini Pesaro
1992–1993Utah Jazz
1993Wichita Falls Texans
1993Sacramento Kings
1993–1994Los Angeles Clippers
1994–1996Sioux Falls Skyforce
1995–1996Houston Rockets
1996–1997Atlanta Hawks
1997–1998Cleveland Cavaliers
1998–1999Sioux Falls Skyforce
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Henry Charles James (born July 29, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player out of St. Mary's University, Texas. He played parts of seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as in several other leagues.

The 6'8" small forward signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 1990–91 season and in 37 games, averaged 8.1 points per game. He played with six other teams throughout his career, and once in 1996-97 as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, hit a then-record tying seven three-pointers in a quarter. He also had a career in the Philippine Basketball Association[1] and spent parts of several seasons in the Continental Basketball Association for the Wichita Falls Texans and Sioux Falls Skyforce.[2]

On September 7, 2006, James was charged with two counts of the felony for selling a total of $750 in crack cocaine to an undercover police officer on August 30 and September 7.[3] His six children (all under the age of 11) were present during his last deal.[4] In May 2007, James, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced to serve five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge of distribution of a controlled substance.[3]


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