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Encyclopedia > Mike James
Position: Point Guard
College: Duquesne, NCAA
NBA draft: Undrafted, signed by the Miami Heat 07/20/01
Pro career: 4 seasons
Hall of Fame: None
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This article is about the basketball player. See Mike James (rugby) for the Canadian rugby union footballer.

Michael Lamont James (born June 23, 1975 in Amityville, New York) is a professional basketball player who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA. He is 6'2" and 190 lbs. Date of Birth: 21 July, 1973 Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia Height: 1. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Amityville is a village in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ...


Following a college career at Duquesne University that saw him finish ranked third all-time in steals (201), fifth in assists (348) and 10th in points (1,411) at the school and included being named to the all Atlantic 10 Conference 1st team in his senior year, he was not drafted. He began his NBA career when he signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat during the 2001-2002 season. He has since played for the Boston Celtics, the Detroit Pistons, the Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors averaging 11.9 points per game. As the starting point guard for the Raptors during the 2005-2006 season, he averaged 20.3 points, 5.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game and shot 47% from the field including 44.2% from 3-point range which ranked among the league leaders. James is the first undrafted player in the history of the NBA to average at least 20 points a game in a season. Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... The NBA Draft is an annual U.S. event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams can select young players who wish to join the league. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... The Miami Heat are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Point guard (PG), also called the “one guard” or “lead guard“, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ...


On April 11, 2006, Mike James became the first Toronto Raptor to score 30 or more points in 4 consecutive games, a feat that even the high scoring Vince Carter never accomplished. April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


James was a member of the Pistons' 2004 NBA Championship team as a reserve. He and fellow reserve guard Lindsey Hunter formed a formidable defensive guard combination nicknamed the "Pit Bulls" by Rasheed Wallace, because of their aggressive nature on defense. Lindsey Benson Hunter (born December 3, 1970, in Utica, Mississippi) is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Rasheed Abdul Wallace (born September 17, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ...


On October 4, 2005, James was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Toronto Raptors for Rafer Alston. James was a very strong contributor to a Toronto Raptor team that finished 27-55. He was the second leading scorer on the team, behind Chris Bosh. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Rafer Jamel Alston, a. ... For the professional wrestler, see Chris Bosh (wrestler). ...


He is an excellent 3-point shooter, and also possesses the dribbling skill and quickness to drive past defenders to the basket. He is known to be a one-dimensional player, and late in close games in the 2005-2006 season he has shown a propensity for firing off quick 3-pointers, which throughout the season have either won games for the Raptors or lost games for them in the final stages of the game. This has led to criticism by some fans that, for a point guard, he shoots the ball too much rather than pass it to the right teammates at the right time. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote of his big 2005-2006 season: "Previously, James had started only 68 games, so some scouts wondered if those numbers were an aberration. Others felt his impending free agency affected his play, prompting him to seek stats at the expense of playmaking duties." The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


While playing for Toronto in the 2005-06 season, he reached a career high of 39 points in a win against the Detroit Pistons. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


On July 11, 2006, Mike James signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The deal is reported to be for four years, with a player option on the last year, with a trade kicker clause, which would raise his salary by 15% automatically if he were to be traded.


James has stated in a chat transcript that he is happy to be on the Timberwolves, and that he has quickly became friends with Kevin Garnett and Ricky Davis Kevin Garnett (born May 19, 1976, in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Tyree Ricardo Davis aka Ricky (born September 23, 1979) is a professional basketball player currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. Bio Davis was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the First Round, as the 21st pick overall. ...


Late in 2006 Mike James created a time machine to travel back to the year 0 so he could invent time, he did this so he could log 5000 minutes in a single game; something that hadn't been done yet with the absence of time.


GregOden#1, I am watching you! Mike James did not invent time.


Mike James invented a new system of counting time. Along the way, he murdered all the generations of the NBA greats so he could be the best. He came back to the present time with his time machine and was somehow on the Chicago Bulls. MJ is recognized as the greatest player of all time. Shawn Bradley and Latrell Sprewell and MJ created an unstoppable trio in the league, winning the NBA Championship 4 times in a row. With MJ's help, Shawn Bradley is now the self-proclaimed MDE, or Most Dominant Ever. Sprewell is recognized as MJ's sidekick, choking his way to the ring one player at a time.


His main rivals in the NBA were Luke Ridnour and Rasheed Wallace of the Utah Jazz. Sprewell and Wallace had altercations every time they faced each other, so they were banned to play against each other for every game, which led to the Bulls dominating the Jazz year in and year out.


James wanted a break from NBA basketball for a year, so he "retired." He left and went to try out for the AND1 team. Hotsauce humiliated him too much, so MJ went to his time machine and murdered his generation. He came back and dominated the league, making a catch phrase along the way. "AND ONE!"


He felt it was time to come back to the NBA again, so he returned. In the first game of the season, it was the Bulls vs the 76ers. MJ and Barbosa went head to head. During one play, MJ drove and made the shot, and Juwan Howard was called for a foul. MJ yelled his catch phrase in Juwan Howard's face. Howard got angry and shoved the ball in MJ's face. Howard was thrown out of the game and the Bulls beat the 76ers. He went on to win the MVP for years to come.


References

    External links

    • ESPN.com
    • NBA.com
    • SI.com
    • Yahoo Sports
    • Video of Mike James responding to criticism over his style of play
    • Star-Tribune story about his signing with the Timberwolves

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