James Worthy

James Ager Worthy is an American former basketball player. He is a professional in basketball. Added to this, he is also a famous commentator. He has even been a television host. James has also tried his hand as an analyst. He has successfully been able to be a part of the most significant 50 players of the history of the NBA, which is a matter of enormous pride. He is still working hard and being successful in whatever endeavors he takes up.

Well, how well do you know about James Worthy? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Worthy’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James Worthy to date.

Biography and Early Life

James was born on 27th February in the year 1961. His birthplace is Gastonia in North Carolina. He is an American by origin. He was born to his father, Ervin Worthy, and his mother, Gladys Worthy. They raised him well with love and support. From a very young age, his talents and skills in basketball were evident, and he always proved his worth through his strong will.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Worthy in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Worthy’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 27 February 1961. Though, he is 6′ 9″ in feet and inches and 206 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 225 lbs in Pound and 102kg in Kilograms.


He started his education in his hometown itself. He studied his high school year at Ashbrook High, where he was also a famous basketball player. He represented his school at many tournaments and successfully bagged awards and prizes. After school, he joined the University of North Carolina for his majors. He successfully made himself the lead scorer of his team and has been participating in various matches. This helped him gain popularity in college.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Worthy tied knots to Angela Wilder and were together for nine years. The couple also had two daughters. She was a cheerleader while James was playing, and the two met at the University of North Carolina.

But there has also been trouble, and he was also arrested. Before a match once, James invited two women as escorts, and the police officers were sent instead. He was charged an amount worth $1000 and was also told to assist in community service for 40 hours to get release.

Is James Worthy Gay?

James has been married for nine years to Angela. The couple got separated, but there have not been any rumors or confessions suggesting that he is gay. He has not been romantically involved with any guy or had been interested in any either. James is straight by sexual orientation.

Professional Career

His professional career started from his college itself. He has gained a lot of popularity because of his excellent skills and actions. After that, he joined NBA and has been apart of a number of matches on their behalf and has been successful in each.

This was followed by his opting for a career as a television host or commentator. He received applauds for his switch and was also quite popular. He is also a philanthropist. James was also a coach for basketball for a few years.


Following are the list of achievements and honors that can be put against his name:

  • He was included in the All-Rookie First team (1983)
  • NBA Finals MVP in the year 1988.
  • He was included in the All NBA Third team in the years 1990 and 1991, respectively.
  • His jersey number 42 was retired by the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • He was the ACC Tournament MVP in the year 1982.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Worthy in 2021

James owns a net worth of $12 million as of 2021. He has been successful in gaining it just because of his determination and skills in the field of basketball. He has always taken his work seriously, and it is just because of this that he is at the pinnacle of success and has aced in all his works. He is still working hard and is sure to increase his net worth even more with time.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He received 16,320 points in his NBA career.
  • His number of rebounds is 4708, which is 5.1 RPG.
  • James has 2791 assists which are equal to 3.0 APG.
  • He was a part of men’s national basketball team representing the United States.
  • His jersey numbers 42 and 52 were retired by Los Angeles Lakers and North Carolina Tar Heels respectively.
  • He left his senior year in college and decided to concentrate on that year’s NBA Draft.

James Worthy has always been an inspiration to all. His hard work and dedication have helped him reach heights of success. He has always been inclined to his basketball career, but also, his fame as a commentator was highly praiseworthy. He has a huge fan base. Apart from that, he has been a motivation to many young people. He has yet a long way to go.


Facts of James Ager Worthy

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJames Ager Worthy
  • birthplaceGastonia, North Carolina, United States
  • Date of Birth February 27, 1961
  • Age 62 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$12 million
  • professionBasketball player, Host, Television personality, Commentator, Analyst.
  • weightIn Kilograms – 102 Kg, In Pounds – 225 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 206 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 9″
  • hair colorBald
  • eye colorDark brown
  • high schoolAshbrook High

Written by Joel S. Elkins

Corey Gamble

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