Jackie Robinson (basketball, born 1955)

Jackie Robinson (born May 20, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player.

Jackie Robinson
Personal information
Born (1955-05-20) May 20, 1955 (age 65)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolMorningside (Inglewood, California)
CollegeUNLV (1973–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 4 / Pick: 67th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career1978–1985
PositionSmall forward
Number22, 9, 30, 8
Career history
1978–1979Las Vegas Dealers
1979Seattle SuperSonics
1980Detroit Pistons
1981Chicago Bulls
1981–1982Maine Lumberjacks
1982–1983Rapident Livorno
1983–1984Maccabi Tel Aviv
1984–1985Espanyol
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata 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,[1] and the Las Vegas Slam of the American Basketball Association.[2][3]

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.[4][5]

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