Henry James (basketball)
|Born||July 29, 1965|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||North Side (Fort Wayne, Indiana)|
|NBA draft||1988 / Undrafted|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|Number||32, 51, 22, 21, 42|
|1989–1990||Wichita Falls Texans|
|1993||Wichita Falls Texans|
|1993–1994||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1994–1996||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|1998–1999||Sioux 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 and spent parts of several seasons in the Continental Basketball Association for the Wichita Falls Texans and Sioux Falls Skyforce.
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. His six children (all under the age of 11) were present during his last deal. 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.
- NBA.com: Blog Archived 2007-06-18 at the Wayback Machine
- 1999–2000 Official CBA Guide and Register, pg 274-5
- James, 41, sentenced to five years in jail for dealing crack cocaine, updated May 24, 2007
- ESPN - '90s journeyman James faces drug charges - NBA