Jackie Robinson (basketball, born 1955)
Jackie Robinson (born May 20, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player.
|Born||May 20, 1955|
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Morningside (Inglewood, California)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 4 / Pick: 67th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Number||22, 9, 30, 8|
|1978–1979||Las Vegas Dealers|
|1983–1984||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'6" forward from UNLV, Robinson played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1979 to 1981 as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics, Detroit Pistons, and Chicago Bulls. He averaged 3.8 points per game in his NBA career and won an NBA Championship with Seattle in 1979. Afterwards Robinson played five years in Europe, and upon retirement held executive positions in several Las Vegas companies that worked in retail, real estate, construction, credit, and the food and beverage industries. He was a one-time owner of the Las Vegas Silver Bandits of the defunct International Basketball League, and the Las Vegas Slam of the American Basketball Association.
Robinson is currently working to build in Las Vegas the All Net Resort and Arena, an $1.4 billion hotel, shopping and arena complex that could attract an NBA expansion team to Nevada. The project broke ground in October 2014, but construction will only begin by 2017 given Robinson had long development issues with Clark County before getting his approval.