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James Worthy

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
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Profession: NBA Small Forward

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, he played 12 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers and was a seven-time NBA All-Star, a three-time NBA champion and the 1988 NBA Finals MVP.

Born: February 27, 1961
Birthplace: Gastonia, North Carolina, USA
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Historical Events

  • 1982-03-29 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Georgetown, 63-62; Tar Heels' future Hall of Fame small forward James Worthy named Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • 1990-11-14 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

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