James White

Quick Facts

Full Name James William White IV
Birth Date October 21, 1982
Birth Place Washington, D.C.
Nick Name James ‘Flight’ White
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
High School Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Virginia)
  • University of Florida (2001–2002)
  • University of Cincinnati (2003–2006)
Playing Career 2006 – 2020
Position Small forward / Power forward
Coaching Career 2021 – present
Position Small Forward, Power Forward
Zodiac Libra
Chinese Zodiac Dog
Father’s Name Not known
Mother’s Name Traci Hart
Siblings One younger sister
Age 39 years old
Height 6 feet 7 inches
Weight 98 kg
Shoe Size Not known
Food Habits Non – veg
N.B.A. Draft Round: 2, Pick: 31st overall, 2006 (Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Career Highlights and Awards
  • 2007 N.B.A. Champion
  • 2014 Euro Challenge Champion
Build Athletic
Marital Status Unknown
Wife Unknown
Children Two
Jersey No. 33, 8, 4
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Net Worth $13 Million
Salary Under review
League TBL
Active Since 2006
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Portland Trail Blazers Merch Shorts, Hoodies
Last Update August, 2022

American basketball coach and former pro James White is currently working with youth teams. The player is renowned for his agility and dunk skills.

Since high school, the between-the-legs dunk has been his most well-known move and has seen various iterations. James is well-known for his ability to leap from the free-throw line and slam dunk a basketball with both hands.

All the information you need about the personal and professional lives of the renowned basketball player James White is available right now.

Read the post through to the conclusion if you want to learn James White’s path to success.

Childhood And Family

James was born in Washington, D.C., on October 21, 1982. There is no available information regarding James’ family in detail.

From a young age, White was an extremely athletic guy. When he was in seventh grade, the player began dunks.

Similarly, the player participated in practically all sports as a child, including baseball, taekwondo, soccer, etc. However, James later narrowed his attention to basketball alone and made the decision to pursue it as a profession.

James White with his younger sister (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, the player had an infant sister who lost away in 2019. The athlete shared his sorrow about his sister’s passing on Instagram by writing:

“My younger sister. Unbelievable that I won’t be seeing you again. James has always regarded you as his favourite aunt. The only thing I can infer from this is that you are no longer experiencing your previous difficulties. I adore you, young man. Take care of your extended family, including your big brother. R.I.P.”

How did James White Start His Career?

James was a freshman at the University of Florida in 2001-2002, where he contributed to the Gators’ 22-9 record.

Averaging 20.5 minutes per game and starting in two games, he participated in all but two. In each game, he averaged 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds.

James transferred to the University of Cincinnati after sitting out the 2002–03 campaign. In his three years with the team, which included his senior year, the athlete developed into a starter for the Bearcats.

Professional Baseketball Career

The Portland Trail Blazers selected James White, known as “Flight 75,” with the 31st overall choice in the 2006 NBA Draft.

The athlete split three NBA seasons between the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, and Houston Rockets. He also took part in professional competitions in Iran, Italy, Turkey, and Russia.

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The American player debuted for the Spurs against the Golden State Warriors on March 26 in the NBA. In 14 minutes, he recorded 9 points and 3 rebounds.

On April 16, 2007, James started his first NBA game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The athlete signed a 10-day contract with the Houston Rockets on March 3, 2009, while he was a member of the Anaheim Arsenal of the NBA’s D-League.

Before agreeing to a multi-year contract with the Rockets on March 24, 2009, he signed another 10-day contract.

But in September 2009, the Rockets dealt James to the Denver Nuggets. He made his Nuggets debut on October 1, 2009, against the Utah Jazz. He was released by the Nuggets on October 21, 2009.

On July 11, 2012, James committed to the New York Knicks for a veteran’s minimum two-year deal. White participated in the 2012 New York Knicks Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada.

White was transferred to the N.B.A. D-Erie League’s BayHawks on December 18, 2012. Additionally, on February 7, 2013, the player was introduced as the Knicks’ representative in the slam dunk competition at Houston’s 2013 N.B.A. All-Star Game.

On June 30, 2013, White was released by the Knicks.


On September 8, 2007, James joined Will Solomon by agreeing to a four-year deal with Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball League.

On March 22, 2008, James defeated Quinton Hosley, Curtis Withers, and Richard Chaney in the Turkish dunk competition of the Beko Allstar Slam Dunk Contest.

James signed a contract with Russian Super League team Spartak St. Petersburg on November 10, 2009. James similarly signed the Italian team Dinamo Sassari in Lega Basket Serie A in 2010.

With 20.2 points per game in the season in 34 games, the player led the Italian League in scoring in 2010–11. In August 2011, James agreed to a one-year contract with Scavolini Pesaro. On September 19, 2013, he travelled back to Italy and agreed to a one-year deal with Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia.

James agreed to a one-year contract with UNICS Kazan in Russia on August 7, 2014. The player signed a contract with Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb on July 30, 2015, for the next campaign.

In August 2016, James also agreed to a contract with Petrochimi Bandar Imam of the Iranian Basketball Super League.


In the summer of 2017, James White participated in Trilogy of the BIG3 league alongside Al Harrington, Rashad McCants, and Kenyon Martin.

James participated with Trilogy when they won the 2021 BIG3 Championship in a same manner. He became the first player or coach to win two BIG 3 Championships as a result.

The player recently received a promotion to captain the Trilogy.

Awards & Achievements

  • 2008 B.S.L. champion
  • 2016 Croatian League champion
  • 2016 Croatian Cup winner
  • 2008 B.S.L. Slam Dunk Contest champion
  • 2009 N.B.A. D-League All-Star
  • 2009 All-NBA D-League Second Team
  • 2010 P.B.L. All-Star
  • 3× Italian League All-Star (2014, 2012, 2011)
  • 2011 Italian League Top Scorer
  • 2001 Second-team Parade All-American
James White playing basketball.(Source=Instagram)

Known as James ‘Flight’ White

James earned the moniker “Flight” in a local newspaper during his first or second year of high school due to his 45-inch vertical leap. The player was tall enough for his hand to extend roughly a foot above the top of the backboard.

Similar to that, James once received a challenge from a well-known streetball player. People gave White the moniker “Flight 75” for the duration of that day.

James was challenged by the player known by the nickname “50” as he was participating in an AND1 game in Cincinnati. He was killing him for sport as they traded blows back and forth. James couldn’t defeat him in a dunk competition, the person shouted.

They therefore cleared the area and had a dunk competition during halftime. After putting it off the shot clock, White performed the slam. James killed him, yet he has no memory of what he did.

If he’s 50, this guy’s 75, the announcer stated when the player shut it off. That is where the moniker “Flight 75” originated.

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What is the Pysical measurement of James White?

James White, a former basketball player, was born in 1982. He is thus 39 years old right now.

According to the Chinese calendar, White was born in the year of the dog. The current year is the eleventh of the Chinese zodiac’s twelve-month cycle.

When it comes to James’ appearance, the footballer is very attractive and has a strong, well-maintained body. White works out frequently to maintain his active way of life.

The American player also has a height of 6 feet 7 inches and a weight of 82 kg. The player’s family is responsible for his tall height. His father was 6 feet 5 inches tall, while his mother stood at 6 feet 2 inches.

James White holding his oldest son for the first time (Source: Instagram)

White’s other physical characteristics are unfortunately unknown at this time. We’ll keep you informed as soon as we can.

The player has tattoos all over his body as well. James also has black eyes and black hair. The athlete is an American citizen who belongs to the black ethnicity.

White’s zodiac sign is also Libra. Sapiens born under the sign of Libra are pragmatic, ideological, and diplomatic. They are also incredibly intelligent and extroverted. James White is exactly the same.

Did you know James Have A Child.

James White, a basketball player, is very fond of both of his two boys. James White Jr., his oldest son, was born 17 years ago. In April 2022, his youngest son will turn nine years old.

On his social media accounts, the player occasionally writes about his sons. The athlete once published a photo of his sons along with the message:

“I’m grateful for my two best pals every day. My boys are developing quickly. Every year at this time, I hate having to spend time away from my family, but that’s just how GNSL is. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to give the following generation a better start than you did.

Social Media

Instagram: @flight8\sTwitter: @Flight8

How was the Networth Value of James White?

James White made $2,107,132 throughout the course of his NBA career. Apart from that, the player also played internationally. In addition, James began working as a coach in 2021.

The athlete won numerous awards throughout his playing career. We can estimate White’s net worth at $13 million based on his prosperous career and his present employment.

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