Born March 20, 1953 Jimmy Conner played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1976-1976. James Scott Connors is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. He held the top Association of Tennis Professionals ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from 1974 to 1977 and a career total of 268 weeks. He is the first male player to be No. 1 for more than 200 weeks.