Bernard James Bio: Career, NBA & Net Worth

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Bernard James is an American Basketball player who played for the Limoges CSP of the LNB Pro.

Sayings that “Age is just a number ” seem true as this outstanding oldest-drafted athlete successfully proved himself a courageous basketball player.

Moreover, Bernard James has been described as the most unconventional high school dropout.

A kid who grew disenchanted with the social hierarchy of school yet would head to Barnes & Noble to read on the days that he cut” by writer Dana O’Neil in her Tipoff magazine.

Bernard James with ball
Bernard James

Look at this dropout youngster who has made a successful career from his incredible basketball talents.

But before that, let us look at some quick facts about Bernard James.

 Quick Facts

Full Name Bernard Ronald James
Birth Date February 7, 1985
Birth Place Savannah Georgia
Nick Name Not known
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Education Windsor Forest High school, Tallahassee CC, Florida State
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name  Unknown
Mother’s Name Unknown
Siblings Sherard Reddick
Age 39
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08m)
Weight 240.1 lb (108.9 kg)
NBA Draft 2012/ Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd Overall
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Career Highlights & Awards
  • ACC All-Defensive team in the year 2012
  • USBWA Most Courageous Awards in the year 2012
Build Athlete
Marital Status Single
Girlfriend Not known
Position Power Forward/ Center
Profession NBA player
Net Worth $1.5 million
Salary $2,522,251
Played  for Limoges CSP
League NBA
Active Since 2012- present
Social Media Twitter
Merch Trading card
Last Update May, 2024

Bernard James | Early Life, Family & Education

Popular Basketball Bernard James was born on February 7, 1985, in Savannah, Georgia, United States.

Any information regarding James’ family is still unknown to the world. He has not disclosed any information about his other family members.

Only the name of his Brother Sherard Reddick is mentioned as his sibling.

He had intended to pursue a military career, but he was selected for an intramural basketball team at his station.

The American-born James was a high school dropout. After quitting college, he received his GED and enlisted in the United States Air Force.  

 He then completed his education at Florida State in 2012.

Bernard James | Military Career

James was a high school dropout from Windsor forest high school. After he dropped out at the age of 17, he earned his GED and got enlisted in the united states Force.

In his military journey, he was assigned as a security forces specialist with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Bernard james in Air Force
Bernard James in Military

For the support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, brave man James got assigned to the 9th security Forces.

Similarly, his life took a turn after he got chosen for the indoor basketball team when he was still on his base.

He grew 5 inches (13 cm) in a late growth spurt and quickly progressed through the ranks of military basketball to make the Air Force’s all-star team.

A proud Military man, Bernard served in the Air force until his enlisted team expired.

To fully qualify for the NCAA division, he joined  Tallahassee Community College after leaving the Military and selected basketball as his new potential career.

Bernard James | College Career

In the year 2010, James joined Florida State to continue his further training for basketball. 

He continued to play and practice for two years in Florida state. The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him the next year.

To know his college stats, you can also go through Sports-Reference.

Bernard James | Professional Career

Dallas Mavericks

After his journey from the military, James focused on his basketball career. In the 2012 NBA draft, James got selected by Cleveland Cavaliers as the 33rd overall pick.

Following his selection, he was allowed to play with the Dallas Mavericks with Jared Cunningham, the 24th overall pick, and Jae Crowder, the 34th overall pick.

He signed with Dallas Mavericks in 2012, and later the next year, he got dismissed, but soon he resigned.

Bernard officially started his career with the Mavericks and again resigned by Mavericks in 2014.

Moreover, to return to the franchise for a second stint, James signed ten days contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

Texas Legend

James was assigned to the NBA D- League’s Texas Legends during his time with the Mavericks. Because of his dedicated game with texas legends, he was also acquired as an Affiliate player.

He got many chances to prove himself as a professional basketball player throughout his basketball career. His contract then ended after the

Shanghai Sharks & Galatasaray

After a play in Legends, he was waived by the Shanghai sharks. For the 2014-15 CBA season, he went to China. After finishing his contract with the Shanghai Sharks, he resigned for the 2015-2016 CBA season.

He signed with Galatasaray of turkey for the 2015-16 Turkish Basketball Super League season and left in early May 2016.

Throughout his Basketball career, he has been dedicated and focused on his improvement. Despite being the oldest player on the team, he has proven himself an amazing basketball player.

Limoges CSP

Bernard James signed with the French club Limoges CSP on January 6, 2017, for the 2016-17 Pro A season. A month later, he left Limoges after appearing in two games.

Since his previous appearance with Limoges CSP, James has been inactive. Perhaps the athlete is taking a break, and we will soon see him on the court. 

Bernard on basketball court
Bernard James in Basketball Court

He contributed his best to his career and made himself a courageous basketball player.

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Awards and Recognitions

He has earned honors and recognition for his hard work and dedication while playing for many teams.

  • All-Defensive team by ACC (2012).
  • Most Courageous Awards by USBWA (2012).


As the team’s eldest member, James appears mature as he has never been recorded to be in any controversies or fights.

He has not shared any information about himself on social media, so he is far from controversies and rumors.

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Bernard James | Age, Height & Weight

James, born in February, is now 39 years old. There haven’t been any updates on him celebrating his birthday.

He also does not appear to have celebrated his birthday, indicating that he prefers to keep his personal life private. Bernard’s zodiac sign is Aquarius.

In terms of athletics, James has an ideal height and weight as he has served in the military and now playing professional basketball. Bernard’s height is 6 feet 10 inches, or 2.08 meters.

When it comes to his weight, he is 240 pounds, or 109 kilograms, which indicates that he has a good body for an athlete.

Bernard James | Personal Life

Incredible player Bernard James is a highly private person who has never discussed his childhood or family. 

Who is Bernard Ronald James Dating? Spouse & affairs?

Bernard, a 39-year-old basketballer, is currently unmarried. There has never been a rumor of him dating or having affairs.

This indicates that the player is more focused on his career than dating or having affairs.

Bernard James | Net Worth 

Bernard seems to have good earnings from his basketball career. Involving different teams, he has earned to be living a comfortable life.

His Estimated salary is $2,522,251, i.e.,($10,726). With a net worth of $1.5 million, James seems to be living a luxurious life with his House and cars.

Below are the past salaries of Bernard James with his teams and season found on

Team Season Salary
Dallas Mavericks 2014/15 $1,259,775
Dallas Mavericks 2013/14 $788,872 
Dallas Mavericks 2012/30 $473,604
Total   $2,522,251($10,726)

Social Media Presence

James’ lack of use of social media despite being a well-known basketball player is surprising. He is a very private person. Thus, he has not been active on social media, making it challenging for anyone to learn about his personal life.

He’s only used Twitter to communicate with people and his followers since January 2009. He has only 23 tweets in his verified account, with 12.1k followers.

His last tweet on Twitter was on November 2021, where he shared his anti-discrimination certificate for recruitment.

To look at his post and know how this player communicates with his fans on Twitter, you can go through the link below.

Twitter: 12.1k followers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Bernard James Wingspan?

Bernard James has a 7’3” wingspan, almost undersized for the center.

Who are the agents of Bernard James?

Happy Walters and Travis kings are the agents of Bernard James.

Are Bernard James and Lebron James related?

There isn’t any proper conclusion on this. Sources claim that Lebron James and Bernard might be half-brothers. But, this might be the tittle-tattle on the internet.

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