James Capers

NBA Experience 23 seasons
Born November 8, 1961 (Chicago)
Resides Chicago
HS Hales Franciscan (Chicago)
College Northern Illinois University ’84

The son of former NBA official James Capers Sr., James Capers enters his 23rd year as an official in the NBA. James has officiated 1,238 regular season games, 108 playoff games and seven NBA Finals games over 22-season. In addition to his NBA experience, Capers has six years of CBA officiating experience, including three CBA Finals and two CBA All-Star Games.

The community-conscious Capers was the recipient of the 1998 Monarch Award as Chicago Sportsman of the Year for his career and community achievements. Capers also conducts NBA Read to Achieve programs at two Chicago Public schools — Vanderpool and May Academy Elementary Schools.