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James Worthy News & Bio


Name:James Worthy
Hometown:Gastonia, NC
High School:Ashbrook
Born:February 27, 1961 (59)
Height/Weight:6-9, 225
Position:Forward
Notes:Basketball, 1979 McDonald's All-American
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Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 2 - 1981-82
Sam Perkins was a three-time first-team All-America who played 17 seasons in the NBA scoring 15,324 points. James Worthy was named one of the 50...

James Worthy Sheds Light on Michael Jordan’s Freshman Year at Carolina
In 1981, Michael Jordan joined North Carolina. When he joined the team, The Jumpman was just an addition to a talented team of college players...

The NBA According to Lakers Legend James Worthy
James Worthy played in a different NBA. Fouls were harder. The game was inside the paint. It was physical and mean. And then the game...

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 21 - 1980-81
The 1980-81 Tar Heels were 18-6 at one point and 22-7 a few weeks later. Not exactly what you'd expect from a North Carolina team...

Let’s Appreciate a Laker: James Worthy bleeds purple and gold
James Worthy could have been a franchise player for a ton of teams, but was happy to play the role of third option at times...

Video: Roy Williams speaks with Danny Green about coaching Michael Jordan, Worthy & '09 NCAA Title
North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams details his relationship and coaching experiences with Michael Jordan and James Worthy. He also details various moments with...

100 in 100: Gaston County’s James Worthy, Big Game James
Michael Jordan will always be remembered for making the shot against Georgetown in 1982 that delivered legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith his first national...

Video: Danny Green Interviews James Worthy
James Worthy joins Danny Green and Harrison Sanford on "Inside The Green Room" podcast to discuss his time at UNC playing with Michael Jordan, his...

Video: All the UNC Parts From the Michael Jordan Documentary
North Carolina basketball tweeted out an edited version of "The Last Dance" Michael Jordan Documentary with all of the UNC tidbits from Sunday's episodes. Jordan,...

Chansky’s Notebook: Chapel Hill Was Still
The big one in the Big Easy was pretty hard. The 1982 Tar Heels were No. 1 in the country for all but five weeks...


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