James with the Minnesota Timberwolves
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional Basketball team based in Minneapolis Minnesota, United States. Point guard ( PG) also called the one or " the ball-handler " is one of the standard positions in a regulation Basketball game A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. 88 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|Team||New Orleans Hornets|
|Born||June 23, 1975 |
Amityville, New York
|Draft||Not drafted, 1998|
|Former teams||Miami Heat (2001–2003)|
Boston Celtics (2003–2004)
Detroit Pistons (2004)
Milwaukee Bucks (2004–2005)
Houston Rockets (2005)
Toronto Raptors (2005–2006)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2006–2007)
Houston Rockets (2007–2008)
Michael Lamont James (born June 23, 1975 in Amityville, New York) is an American professional basketball player currently with the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. Events 1180 - First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan 1305 - The Flemish Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Amityville is an upscale village in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The New Orleans Hornets are a professional Basketball team based in New Orleans Louisiana, United States.
James had 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. Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10 is a Mid-major college athletic conference which operates mostly on the United States' eastern seaboard However, he was not drafted. The 1998 NBA Draft took place on June 24, 1998 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, He began his NBA career when he signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat during the 2001–02 season. In Professional sports 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 if that player The Miami Heat (often referred to simply as the Heat, including in some official team publications with HEAT in all capital letters are a professional Basketball The 2001–02 NBA season was the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. He has since played for the Boston Celtics, the Detroit Pistons, the Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors averaging 11. The Boston Celtics are an American professional Basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional Basketball team based in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The Houston Rockets are an American professional Basketball team based in Houston Texas. The Toronto Raptors are a professional Basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. 9 points per game for his career. As the starting point guard for the Raptors during the 2005–06 season, he averaged career highs of 20. Point guard ( PG) also called the one or " the ball-handler " is one of the standard positions in a regulation Basketball game 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.
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. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was 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 Jr (born December 3 1970, in Utica Mississippi) is an American professional Basketball player in the NBA Rasheed Abdul Wallace (born September 17 1974 is an American professional Basketball player
On October 4, 2005, James was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Toronto Raptors for Rafer Alston. Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Houston Rockets are an American professional Basketball team based in Houston Texas. The Toronto Raptors are a professional Basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. Rafer Jamel Alston, also known as Skip To My Lou or Skip 2 My Lou (born July 24 1976 in Queens, New York City) is an 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. Christopher Wesson Bosh (born March 24 1984 is an American professional Basketball player in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Toronto
In spite of his strong play during the 2005–06 season for the Raptors, he has been criticized as being somewhat of a one-dimensional player. The Toronto Raptors are a professional Basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. Despite being an above-average shooter from the point guard spot, his playmaking abilities have been called into question at times as well as his commitment to defense, in stark contrast to his "pit bull" days with the Pistons. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote of his big 2005–06 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 play-making duties. "
While playing for Toronto in the 2005–06 season, he reached a career high of 39 points in a win against the Detroit Pistons. The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area
On July 11, 2006, James signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Events 911 - Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. In Professional sports 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 if that player The deal is reported to be for four years, with a player option on the last year, and with a trade kicker clause, which would raise his salary by 15% automatically if he were to be traded. Much of the 2006–07 season has been marred by mediocre play, which has limited his minutes to 25, down from the 37 he averaged during his career year in Toronto. 
On June 14, 2007 it was officially announced that James and teammate Justin Reed would be traded to the Houston Rockets for Juwan Howard. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Justin Michael Reed (born January 16 1982, in Jackson Mississippi) is an American professional Basketball player The Houston Rockets are an American professional Basketball team based in Houston Texas. Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional Basketball player in 
On February 21, 2008 it was announced that James and teammate Bonzi Wells would be traded to the New Orleans Hornets for Bobby Jackson, and Adam Haluska. Events 362 - Athanasius returns to Alexandria. 1245 - Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Gawen DeAngelo "Bonzi" Wells (born September 28, 1976 in Muncie Indiana, U The New Orleans Hornets are a professional Basketball team based in New Orleans Louisiana, United States. Bobby Jackson may refer to Bobby Jackson (American football coach (b Adam Haluska (born November 16, 1983 in Carroll Iowa) is an American professional Basketball player This ends his second short tenure as a Houston Rocket.