James Edwards (basketball)

James Edwards (basketball)

Infobox NBA Player
name = James Edwards
nickname = Buddha

league = NBA
height_ft = 7
height_in = 0
weight_lb = 225
position = Center/Power forward
birth_date = birth date and age|1955|11|22
birth_place = Seattle, Washington
college = Washington
nationality = USA
draft = 3rd round, 46th overall
draft_team = Los Angeles Lakers
draft_year = 1977
career_start = 1977
career_end = 1996
former_teams = Los Angeles Lakers (1977)
Indiana Pacers(1977–1981)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1981–1983)
Phoenix Suns (1983–1988)
Detroit Pistons (1988–1991)
Los Angeles Clippers (1991–1992)
Los Angeles Lakers (1992–1994)
Portland Trail Blazers (1994–1995)
Chicago Bulls (1995–1996)
awards =
profile = james_edwards

James Franklin Edwards (born November 22 1955, in Seattle, Washington, U.S.) is a retired American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "Buddha" for his appearance (he often sported a Fu Manchu mustache) and stoic demeanor, the 7' 0" Edwards played 19 years (1977-1996) in the NBA, playing both the center and power forward positions. Edwards played for eight teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, the Indiana Pacers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Phoenix Suns, the Detroit Pistons, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Chicago Bulls. Prior to his NBA career, Edwards starred at Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington.

Though he never appeared in an All-Star Game, Edwards was a reliable low-post scorer, averaging 12.7 points per game over his career. He was a key member of the 1989 and 1990 NBA champion Detroit Pistons, starting most of the team's games in 1990. He won a third championship in the final season of his career, with the 1996 Chicago Bulls, where he saw limited playing time. He retired with 14,862 career points and 6,004 career rebounds.

External links

* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/e/edwarja01.html Career Stats]

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