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Jackie Robinson

Born: May 20, 1955

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Nationality: United States

Jackie Robinson

Date of Birth : May 20, 1955
Birth Place : Los Angeles

Jackie Robinson is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'6" forward from UNLV, Robinson played in the NBA from 1978 to 1982 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 on October 2014, but construction will only begin by 2015 given Robinson is still negotiating development issues with Clark County.

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