James White is a former American basketball player who is well-known to all by his nickname “Flight.” He won the NBA championship in 2007. Besides the NBA, James also played in the Russian, Italian, Turkish, Croatian, and Iranian basketball leagues. Let’s know about his biography and net worth.
James White Net Worth in 2023- $13 Million
White began playing professional basketball in 2006 and retired in 2020. As of now, James White’s net worth is $13 million. His yearly salary was $2.5 million. After retiring from the NBA, he devoted his life to the coaching profession. In 2021, he was an assistant coach for the Houston Push and is currently working for the Sugarland Imperials of the TBL.
|Full Name:||James William White IV|
|Nick Name:||James ‘Flight’ White|
|Birth Date:||October 21, 1982|
|Birth Place:||Washington, D.C.|
|Mother Name:||Traci Hart|
|Siblings:||One younger sister|
|Profession:||Former NBA Player|
|High School:||Hargrave Military Academy|
|College Education:||University of Cincinnati|
|Jersey Number:||4, 8, 33|
|Position:||Small forward and Power forward|
|Height:||6 feet 6 inches|
|Current Age:||40 years|
James White’s Family and Childhood
He was born on October 21, 1982, in Washington, D.C. His mother’s name was Traci Hart.
In his high school life, he went to the Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. He finished his college career playing basketball at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. During his studies at this college, he played for the Florida Gators men’s basketball team from 2001 to 2002.
Later, he also played at the University of Cincinnati (UC) in Ohio. Here he played for the Cincinnati Bearcats men’s basketball program. He spent three years here, from 2003 to 2006.
Height, Weight, Position
In the field of basketball, his positions were small forward and power forward. He was accustomed to playing in both of the positions. On-demand of the play and at the suggestion of the coach, he chose the positions of the play. The shooting style of this man is right.
Until his final match, basketball fans saw him wearing jersey numbers 33, 8, and 4. White is 2.01 m tall and his weight is 98 kg.
James White’s Contract History and Drafted NBA Teams
James White played in the Turkish, NBA G, Russian, Italian, Croatian, Iranian, and NBA leagues. In his glorious professional career, he wore the jerseys of the San Antonio Spurs, Austin Toros, Fenerbahce Ulker, Anaheim Arsenal, Houston Rockets, Spartak Saint Petersburg, Dinamo Basket Sassari, Scavolini Pesaro, New York Knicks, Pallacanestro Reggiana, UNICS Kazan, Cedevita Zagreb, Petrochimi Bandar Imam, Pallacanestro Reggiana, Benedetto XIV Cento, and Virtus Roma.
In the 2006 NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers selected him 31st overall in the 2nd round. Though he was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers, this man’s NBA debut was made by the Indiana Pacers on March 26, 2007. He spent the 2006–2007 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. In the middle of his tenure, he played for the NBA G League’s Austin Toros. He played in the NBA Super League with the Turkish basketball team Fenerbahce Ulker in the 2007–2008 season. Then James joined the NBA G League team Anaheim Arsenal in the 2008–2009 season. He was with the Houston Rockets in 2009. He also played on the Russian basketball team while playing with Spartak Saint Petersburg in 2009–2010.
Basketball career in Italy
Moving to Italy, he signed a contract with Dinamo Basket Sassari for the 2010–2011 seasons. He spent time with another Italian basketball team, Scavolini Pesaro, in the 2011–2012 season. James spent the 2012–2013 season under contract with the New York Knicks. He played with the Italian basketball team Pallacanestro Reggiana in the 2013–2014 seasons. In 2014–2015, he joined the Russian basketball team, UNICS Kazan. He flew to Croatia to play for Cedevita Zagreb in 2015–2016. James ran after the ball in the field of basketball, representing the Iranian basketball team Petrochimi Bandar Imam in 2016–2017. He played with his old team, Pallacanestro Reggiana, in the 2017–2018 season. During the 2018–19 season, he wore the Benedetto XIV Cento jersey. The last team of his professional life was the Italian basketball team, Virtus Roma, for the 2019–2020 season.
Records and Awards
James was a part of the team that won the 2014 EuroChallenge championship. In 2008, he won the BSL championship. He was the winning member Croatian League championship and Croatian Cup winner in 2016. In 2008, he was part of the team that won the BSL Slam Dunk Contest championship. He became an NBA D-League All-Star in 2009. He made his way to the All-NBA D-League Second Team in 2009. Next year, he became a PBL All-Star. He got the honor of being an Italian League All-Star in 2011, 2012, and 2014. James became the Italian League’s top scorer in 2011. In 2001, he was a glorious member of the second-team Parade All-American.
From his debut to the present, he has appeared in 67 NBA games. The career statistics of this man are PTS 2.7, TRB 1.0, AST 0.5, FG% 43.8, FG3% 34.0, FT% 67.6, eFG% 49.1, PER 9.9, and WS 0.8.
James White’s Wife and children
James is 40 years old now. He married Diana Civi, who is a pretty young college graduate. She now lives with him in Boston. They have a child in their family.
Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.