James Capers

OFFICIAL #19
NBA Experience 26 season
Born November 8, 1961 (Chicago, Ill.)
Resides Chicago, Ill.
High School Hales Franciscan (Chicago, Ill.)
College Northern Illinois University ’84

James Capers has officiated 1,357 regular-season games over 24 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 135 playoff games, including 10 Finals games. Capers officiated the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

Capers considers his most memorable NBA assignment to be his first NBA Finals: Game 3 of the 2012 Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In addition to his NBA experience, Capers has six years of CBA officiating experience, including three CBA Finals and two CBA All-Star Games.

Capers is the son of former NBA official James Capers Sr.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Black-ish
Favorite Movie Malcom X
Favorite Musician Jill Scott
Favorite Book The Shack
Favorite Meal Summer BBQ with Ribs, Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob and Baked Beans
Favorite App Pandora
Bucket List See Colosseum in Rome
Hidden Talent Bid Whist