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|Mark||Shaved head and eyebrows|
|Fact||Played for the NBA's Seattle Supersonics (1985-1991), Phoenix Suns (1991), New York Knicks (1992), Boston Celtics (1993-1995), and New Jersey Nets (1997-1998).|
Xavier McDaniel is a retired American professional basketball player who was a small forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons. He was born on December 1, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana. His parents are James and Shirley McDaniel. He has four siblings: James, Shirley, Pamela and Kimberly. McDaniel was raised in a single-parent household by his mother and spent much of his childhood living in poverty. He attended C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, where he was a standout player on the basketball team. After graduation, he attended Wichita State University on a basketball scholarship.
McDaniel began his professional career with the Seattle SuperSonics, who drafted him fourth overall in the 1985 NBA draft. He quickly became one of the team’s best players and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1986. He remained with the SuperSonics for six seasons, before being traded to the Phoenix Suns in 1991. He spent two seasons with the Suns, before being traded again to the New York Knicks in 1993. He spent three seasons with the Knicks, before being traded to the Boston Celtics in 1996. He spent one season with the Celtics, before being traded back to the Suns in 1997. He spent one more season with the Suns, before being traded to the Detroit Pistons in 1998. He spent one season with the Pistons, before being traded back to the Suns in 1999. He spent one final season with the Suns, before retiring from the NBA in 2000.
During his 13-year NBA career, McDaniel was a two-time NBA All-Star and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team three times. He averaged 16.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. His best season came in 1988–89, when he averaged 22.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
After retiring from the NBA, McDaniel worked as a basketball analyst for ESPN and as a coach at his alma mater, C.E. Byrd High School. In 2010, he was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
McDaniel has three children: Xavier Jr., Jasmine and Jordan. He is divorced from his wife, Tawanna, with whom he has two children: Xavier Jr., and Jasmine.
|Full Name||Xavier McDaniel|
|Education||Wichita State University|
|Children||Xylina McDaniel, Xavier McDaniel Jr.|
|Awards||NBA All-Rookie Team, Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year|
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|1||Shaved head and eyebrows|
|1||Played for the NBA's Seattle Supersonics (1985-1991), Phoenix Suns (1991), New York Knicks (1992), Boston Celtics (1993-1995), and New Jersey Nets (1997-1998).|
|2||Attended Wichita State University. Drafted as the 4th overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics.|
|Slamball||2003||TV Series||Riders Coach|
|Four Square Miles to Glory||Documentary post-production||Himself|
|Pros vs. Joes||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Married with Children||1993||TV Series||Himself|
|1988 NBA All-Star Game||1988||TV Special||Himself|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia