Born January 26, 1953 C.J. Kupec played in the NBA mainly as a Forward/Centre during their playing career, season(s): 1976-1978. Charles Jerome "C. J." Kupec is a former American basketball small forward in the National Basketball Association for the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. He also was a member of the Olimpia Billy Milano, Squibb Cantù, Siv Bergamo, Viola Reggio Calabria, Mister Day Siena and Spondilatte Cremona in Europe.