James Jones Success Story

James Jones Success Story

James Jones

James Andrew Jones is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays for Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He also serves as the secretary-treasurer of the National Basketball Players Association.


James was born to Jennifer and Earl Harris on 4th October, 1980 in Florida. James was Class 6A player of the year in Florida in 1999.

Early career


James Jones With LeBron

James started his career after being picked by the Indiana Pacers in 2003 NBA draft. He played the full season in 2004-05 after showing his potential while playing in rookie campaign. He was ranked 25th by the NBA in three-point conversion percentage.


James joined the Phoenix Suns in 2005 in exchange for a 2008 second-round draft pick. In 2007, he was later traded to Portland Trail Blazers in exchange of cash considerations. James finished his third league with a percentage of 44.4%. Jones was disappointed for not being selected in the Three-point Shooting contest during 2008 NBA All-Star Game and opted out of his contract with Trail Blazers. In 2008, he signed a contact with Miami Heat, his hometown team.

He signed a 5 year contract out of which two years were compulsion and three years player option. He was released from the contract in 2010 but was later re-signed.  James won Three-Point Shootout in Los Angeles at Staples Center. Miami Heat made into the 2011 NBA Finals but lost to Dallas Mavericks. James signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 and faced Golden State Warriors in the finals to which they lost.

Career Highlights


James Jones With Barack Obama

James won Three-Point Shootout in Los Angeles at Staples Center in 2011. James also won first NBA Championship in 2011-12 season. He won his second championship in 2012-13. Miami Heat made it to the 2014 NBA Finals and faced Spurs.

Personal Life


James is married to Destiny Jones and blessed with 3 children, one son and two daughters.


University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.
NBA Champion

James Jones Interviews Postgame