Michael Cage

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Michael Cage
Personal information
Born (1962-01-28) January 28, 1962 (age 57)
West Memphis, Arkansas
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolWest Memphis
(West Memphis, Arkansas)
CollegeSan Diego State (1980–1984)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the San Diego Clippers[1]
Playing career1984–2000
PositionPower forward / Center
Number44, 4, 45
Career history
19841988Los Angeles Clippers
19881994Seattle SuperSonics
19941996Cleveland Cavaliers
1996–1997Philadelphia 76ers
19972000New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points8,278 (7.3 ppg)
Rebounds8,646 (7.6 rpg)
Steals1,050 (0.9 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Jerome Cage (born January 28, 1962) is an American former NBA basketball player and current broadcast analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

A 6'9" power forward/center from San Diego State, he is the Aztecs' all-time rebounding leader and second leading scorer as of 2011.[2] Cage was the 14th pick of the 1984 NBA draft. He played 15 NBA seasons (1984–2000) with five teams: the Los Angeles Clippers, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets.

One highlight of his career was in 1988 when, as a member of the Clippers, he led the league in rebounding with 13.0 per game. He was on a personal duel with Charles Oakley, who was playing with the Chicago Bulls at the time. Cage needed to register 28 rebounds in his final game to beat out Oakley for the rebounding title. He ended up grabbing 30.[1]

During his career, Cage earned the nicknames "John Shaft" and "Windexman"[1] (as in "cleaning the glass") for his rebounding prowess and hard work on defense.

He holds career averages of 7.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.

Cage held the record for most career 3-point attempts without a make (0-25) until Zaza Pachulia reached 0-26 for his career during the 2017-2018 season.

Cage and his wife Jodi have three children: Alexis, Michael, Jr. and Sydney.[1] As a retired player, he enjoys officiating soccer games and watching his own kids play.[1] Additionally, he enjoys playing pick-up basketball at his local Merage Jewish Community Center in Newport Coast, California. He also has recently been inducted into the Arkansas hall of fame. His oldest daughter, Alexis, is an outside hitter for the San Diego State volleyball team.

On September 17, 2014, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Cage would be joining their broadcast team, replacing analyst Grant Long.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "CLIPPERS: Catching up with Michael Cage – 8/9/11". nba.com. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Canepa, Nick (February 25, 2011). "According to Cage, SDSU a strong enough 'team' to conquer Jimmer". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved February 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "Michael Cage to Join Thunder Broadcast Team". thunder.nba.com. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.

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