James Worthy
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James Worthy is the definition on "MVP".  He has been a superstar in the NBA, entrepreneur and father.

Destined for a career in basketball, the 6’9" athlete received a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina. Under the tutelage of famed coach, Dean Smith, James Worthy played with such dream teammates as Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins and was named to virtually every All-American team following his junior year as a Tar Heel. After being named MVP of the Final Four in 1982, he was the #1 overall pick in the 1982 draft, joining the reigning NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers. With the Lakers for 12 consecutive years, Worthy earned the name "Big Game James" for his dazzling performance in championship playoffs. He averaged 21.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in 143 playoff contests.


On December 10, 1995, James Worthy became only the sixth player in Lakers history to have his jersey retired. Worthy was most recently inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, topping a long list of noteworthy statistics, including seven-time NBA All-Star, member of three NBA Championship teams in 1985, 1987, 1988, NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 1988, NBA All-rookie team in 1983, All-NBA Team from 1989-1990, 1990-1991, career record of 16,320 points, College Player of the Year in 1982, MVP of NCAA Championships in 1982 and, finally, he was rated by NBA one of the 50 all-time best pro players. Since retiring from the game in 1994, Worthy commenced a second career as owner and president of Big Game James, Inc., a sports marketing firm specializing in retired athletes.

By building on his background of commercial endorsements and public appearances, Worthy’s schedule is now devoted to appearances on the corporate and collegiate lecture circuits, commercial and animation voiceovers, and most notably, sports broadcasting. He currently hosts FOX Sports News twice nightly, five evenings per week, on the critically acclaimed 24-hour FOX Sports Network. James Worthy has also maintained his commitment to helping youngsters achieve their greatest potential, most notably through his active involvement in charitable organizations such as Big Brothers of L.A., Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Club. Proceeds from his 1997 golf tournament benefited the American Diabetes Association, and he was recently inducted into the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame.
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