The Bulls signed veteran guard Mike James on Wednesday from the D-League, and he arrived in Chicago in time for his team’s game against the Wizards. Only there was one catch: the equipment managers didn’t have a chance to add a nameplate to the back of James’ jersey.
The 36-year-old saw 40 seconds of action and went 0-1 from the floor. Ironically, his last stint in the NBA came two seasons ago with the Wizards. He played four games for them and split time in China and Turkey last season before trying his luck in the D-League this year. The plan worked, because he ended up back in the NBA. Even though he didn’t have a name on his jersey, I’m sure he’s not complaining; he probably knew what a longshot he was to return to the league.
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The Chicago Bulls have signed free agent guard Mike James.
James, signed Wednesday, had been playing in the NBA D-League for Erie, where he averaged 15.3 points in three games.
An eight-year NBA veteran, James last appeared in the NBA with the Washington Wizards for four games during the 2009-10 season.
The 6-foot-2 guard has also played with the Heat, Pistons, Celtics, Rockets...
In the long careers of NBA jerseys blunders, Chicago Bulls guard Mike James might have had one of the greatest of all-time.During the Bulls/Wizards affair on Wednesday night, James entered the game after being called up from the D-league but equipment managers couldn't secure his name plate.The below photo shows him with a number but not a name:(Courtesy of Larry Brown Sports)