James Williams

NBA Experience 11th season
Born May 23, 1979 (Memphis, Tenn.)
Resides Chicago, Ill.
High School LaPorte HS (LaPorte, Ind.)
College Purdue University ‘01

James Williams has officiated 530 regular-season games and 19 playoff games over nine seasons as an NBA official. He also worked the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.

Williams served as an NCAA official from 2001-10. He also officiated two seasons in the WNBA, two NBA G League Finals and the 2010 NBA G League All-Star Game.

Williams graduated from Purdue University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Law & Society and History. He was honored as an Outstanding Graduating Senior by the School of Liberal Arts.

The Memphis native and Chicago resident enjoys reading, sports, movies, travel, working out and biking.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Martin
Favorite Movie The Shawshank Redmeption
Favorite Book Love Wins
Favorite Meal Soul Food
Favorite App Waze
Would Most Like To Visit Africa
Bucket List Earn a law degree
Hidden Talent Throwing a baseball