Rolando Blackman

Rolando Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959) is a retired Panamanian-born American professional basketball player.wikipedia
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Dallas Mavericks

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He was a four-time All-Star who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks.
Vandeweghe was traded to the Denver Nuggets, along with a first-round pick, in 1981, in exchange for two future first-round picks that eventually materialized into Rolando Blackman in 1981 and Sam Perkins in 1984.

1981 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament

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In his senior year Blackman led Kansas State into the West Regional of the NCAA tournament as the #8 seed.
Then Rolando Blackman led the Wildcats back with a 16-6 run to tie the game, 48–48 with 3:23 left.

1981 NBA draft

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Rolando Blackman was drafted by the Mavericks in the first round (9th overall) of the 1981 NBA Draft.
Five other players from this draft, seventh pick Steve Johnson, ninth pick Rolando Blackman, 12th pick Kelly Tripucka, 20th pick Larry Nance and 31st pick Danny Ainge, were also selected to at least one All-Star Game each.

New York Knicks

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Blackman spent his final two seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks.
Before the season, the Knicks traded Mark Jackson to the Los Angeles Clippers for Charles Smith, Doc Rivers, and Bo Kimble while also acquiring Rolando Blackman from the Dallas Mavericks.

Derek Harper

In his last season in New York, he was reunited with former Dallas teammate Derek Harper.
For almost the entire time in his first stint with the team, he was part of the starting backcourt tandem with All-Star shooting guard Rolando Blackman.

Dirk Nowitzki

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Blackman made 6,487 field goals with the Mavericks and scored 16,643 points, which was a franchise record for 18 years – until broken by Dirk Nowitzki on March 8, 2008.
The few positive highlights that season for Nowitzki were his first career triple-double against the Milwaukee Bucks on February 6, 2008, with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high 12 assists, and on March 8, 2008 (34 points against the New Jersey Nets), when he surpassed Rolando Blackman with his 16,644th point to become the Mavericks' all-time career points leader.

1987 NBA All-Star Game

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At the 1987 All-Star Game, Blackman tied the game at the end of regulation with two free throws.
In addition to game MVP Tom Chambers, the Western Conference team featured the Los Angeles Lakers' Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Golden State Warriors' Sleepy Floyd and Joe Barry Carroll, the Dallas Mavericks' Rolando Blackman and Mark Aguirre, the San Antonio Spurs' Alvin Robertson, the Phoenix Suns' Walter Davis, the Denver Nuggets' Alex English and the Houston Rockets' Akeem Olajuwon.

Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Italian Basketball Cup

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Playing in the Italian League on a team including Dejan Bodiroga, Gregor Fučka, Nando Gentile, and Alessandro De Pol, Blackman, who turned 37 during the season, helped them win both the Italian League title and the Italian Basketball Cup by averaging 15.3 points per game.

AEK B.C.

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Rolando Blackman signed with the Greek League team AEK Athens BC in the middle of the 1994–95 season.
Well-known players that have played with the club over the years have included: Rolando Blackman, Ricky Pierce, Danny Vranes, Ruben Patterson, Kurt Rambis, J.R. Holden, Willie Anderson, Joe Arlauckas, Anthony Bowie, Arijan Komazec, Martin Müürsepp, Clint Richardson, Bill Edwards, Victor Alexander, Claudio Coldebella, İbrahim Kutluay, Pero Antić, Carl English, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Bane Prelević, Georgios Amerikanos, Georgios Trontzos, Vassilis Goumas, Minas Gekos, Pavlos Stamelos, Kostas Patavoukas, Angelos Koronios, Michalis Kakiouzis, Nikos Chatzis, Jake Tsakalidis, Nikos Zisis, Nasos Galakteros, Dimos Dikoudis, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Ioannis Bourousis and Loukas Mavrokefalidis.

Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano

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Over the summer of 1995, Blackman moved to Olimpia Milano, where he was brought in by head coach Bogdan Tanjević.

Panama City

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Blackman was born in Panama City, Panama, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, from the age of eight.

Panama

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Two of Panama's prominent basketball players are Rolando Blackman, a four-time NBA All-Star, and Kevin Daley, a 10-year captain and showman of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Basketball

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Rolando Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959) is a retired Panamanian-born American professional basketball player.

NBA All-Star Game

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He was a four-time All-Star who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks.

Brooklyn

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Blackman was born in Panama City, Panama, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, from the age of eight.

1980 Summer Olympics

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Prior to his senior season, Blackman also was selected as a starter for the 1980 Summer Olympics basketball team, but did not participate in the Olympics because of the U.S. Olympic boycott.