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Old 07-01-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rolando Blackman: 1st foreign born player

Originally Posted by Lax4422Chik1342
Several sources I've encountered lately like Wiki state that Georgi Glouchkov of Bulgaria was th first foreign born NBA player who played just one season with the Suns in 1985-86. No way, Rolando Antonio "Ro" Blackman was born in Panama and played for the Dallas Mavericks from 1981 til '92 before he closed out his career with the Knickerbockers

Frido Frey- played 23 games for the knicks in the nba's first year (1946-1947 season) was born in germany... i am sure there are other players from that season... but blackman wasnt even close to being the first.

heres where you can find players by country of birth
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