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Rolando Blackman

Brooklyn Basketball Hall Of Famer Rolando Blackman

Rolando Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959 in Panama City, Panama) is a retired professional basketball player. He was an All-Star who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks. He is now an assistant coach with the Turkey national basketball team. After being raised in Brooklyn, New York, Blackman attended Kansas State University where he played basketball under Jack Hartman. Rolando Blackman was drafted by the Mavericks in the first round (9th overall) of the 1981 NBA Draft. In eleven seasons with the Mavericks, Blackman was named to the NBA All-Star Team four times and played on six Maverick playoff teams. Blackman scored 16,643 points (which was a franchise record he held for 18 years until being broken by Dirk Nowitzki on March 8, 2008) and 6,487 field goals with the Mavericks.Blackman spent his final two seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks. When he retired from the league following the 1993–94 NBA season, he had career totals of 17,623 points, 3,278 rebounds and 2,981 assists. Blackman’s points total ranks as the 60th-best in NBA history (directly behind Magic Johnson). His number 22 was retired by the Mavericks on March 11, 2000.

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