Jerome Keith James was born on November 17,1975 and is an American former professional basketball player.
25 Facts About Jerome James
Jerome James declared for the 1998 NBA Draft after his junior year, and the Sacramento Kings selected Jerome James in the second round of the draft.
Jerome James has played for KK Buducnost Podgorica and the Harlem Globetrotters.
Jerome James was born and raised in the neighborhood of Northview Hills Tampa, Florida, one of ten children.
Jerome James's father Jessie was a Port Of Tampa longshoreman and his mother Ruth, a Hillsborough County school teacher.
Jerome James was an All-MEAC selection in his sophomore and junior seasons.
One class short of a pre-law degree, Jerome James declared for the 1998 NBA Draft after his junior season.
Jerome James joined the Kings once the NBA lockout ended in 1999.
James later signed with ASVEL Basket of the French LNB Pro A Competing with ASVEL in the LNB playoffs, James averaged 9.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
On September 5,2001, Jerome James returned to the NBA and signed with the Seattle SuperSonics.
Jerome James has averaged 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 358 career games.
Jerome James played well for the Seattle SuperSonics during the 2005 NBA playoffs, averaging 12.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 11 games against the Kings and San Antonio Spurs.
Jerome James arrived at his first training camp out of shape and in his first season he only averaged 3.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9 minutes per game.
Jerome James missed much of the season due to injury and when he was not injured, he frequently played insignificant minutes.
Jerome James was suspended on January 2,2006 for not being prepared to practice.
Jerome James is often cited as one of many questionable signings by Knicks general manager Isiah Thomas.
Jerome James is sometimes cited as an example of the "contract year phenomenon", where an athlete with impending free agency plays at a higher level than he ever has before, only to return to his normal level of play once he signs a new long-term contract.
Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated wrote "Jerome James was a chronic underachiever who cashed in on a brief moment of excellence".
Jerome James made his only field goal shot and two free throws of the season at Washington.
Jerome James played another 2 games the following season, scoring 6 points, but suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon injury.
On February 19,2009, Jerome James was traded by the Knicks along with Tim Thomas and Anthony Roberson to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Larry Hughes.
Jerome James never played any minutes for the Chicago Bulls due to injury.
Jerome James was waived by the Bulls shortly before the 2010 playoffs.
Jerome James returned to professional basketball in 2012, signing with the Caciques de Humacao of the Puerto Rican BSN league on February 28.
Jerome James returned to Puerto Rico in 2015, signing with Atenienses de Manati.