Michael Cage

Michael Cage
Personal information
Born (1962-01-28) January 28, 1962
West Memphis, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school West Memphis
(West Memphis, Arkansas)
College San Diego State (1980–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the San Diego Clippers[1]
Playing career 1984–2000
Position Power forward / Center
Number 44, 4, 45
Career history
19841988 Los Angeles Clippers
19881994 Seattle SuperSonics
19941996 Cleveland Cavaliers
1996–1997 Philadelphia 76ers
19972000 New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,278 (7.3 ppg)
Rebounds 8,646 (7.6 rpg)
Steals 1,050 (0.9 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Jerome Cage (born January 28, 1962) is a retired American 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.

He currently is the NBA player with the most career 3-point attempts without ever making one (25).

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]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "CLIPPERS: Catching up with Michael Cage – 8/9/11". nba.com. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  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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