Mike James parents, mother Lisa and step-father Stephen Behrndt, recently shared a picture of them on Facebook, celebrating their twenty-two anniversary.
Michael Perry James is an American professional basketball player who plays for AS Monaco Basket of LNB Pro A and the EuroLeague.
Mike James spent his childhood in Portland, Oregon, and played basketball while attending Grant High School.
He eventually started playing college basketball at Eastern Arizona College, a national junior college.
During his time in Arizona, he earned a spot on the all-conference and all-region teams.
Moreover, Mike also received recognition from Rivals.com, being ranked as the No. 40 best junior college player.
In 2010, James was transferred to an NCAA Division I school, Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas.
After a successful senior season, James’ college basketball career ended with a loss to Vermont in the first round of the 2012 NCAA tournament.
In 2017, the player signed with the Phoenix Suns joined the team, and signed a two-way contract.
In addition, he became the first player in NBA history to go from a two-way contract to a regular contract without being sent to the NBA G League.
Mike James Parents
Mike James was born in Portland, Oregon, on August 18, 1990. He grew up in the city and attended Grant High School, where he honed his basketball skills.
Mike’s mother, Lisa Behrndt, raised him as a single parent, and his biological father’s identity is unknown.
When Mike was only eleven, his mother, Lisa, married a guy named Stephan Behrndt.
The couple often shares pictures on Facebook, enjoying their time with each other and their grandkids.
Lisa, on her Facebook wall, wished her husband a “Happy 22 Anniversary” on February 10, 2023, and said it was the best decision she ever made.
Mike shared his childhood with his half-brother Bryan; sadly, two years ago, Bryan passed away.
On his Instagram account, Mike shared touching words to bid his brother a final farewell, showing how much he loved him.
It’s clear that the athlete values family and the bond between them.
Mike James James Relationship Status
The 32 years old Mike’s current relationship status is single, and has never been in a relationship publicly.
He has not revealed any of his love affairs to the media until now. While he may have had past relationships, he chooses to keep his personal life private.
Moreover, the athlete is currently focusing on his basketball career.
Controversial Comments Of Mike
In August 2022, James gained attention from the media after making critical comments about NBA star Stephen Curry.
He said Curry only has one skill and compared him to other notable NBA players such as Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Luka Doncic.
Following this, Curry also joked about James’s “one-dimensional” comment while speaking to the media at a basketball camp for elite high school players that he was hosting.