|NBA Experience||23 seasons|
|Born||November 8, 1961 (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 1,172 regular season games, 78 Playoff games and five NBA Finals games during his 20-season NBA career. 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.