Sedale Threatt

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Sedale Threatt
Personal information
Born (1961-09-10) September 10, 1961 (age 53)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Therrell (Atlanta, Georgia)
College West Virginia Tech (1979–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 6 / Pick: 139th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1983–2002
Position Point guard
Number 9, 3, 4, 2
Career history
19831987 Philadelphia 76ers
1987–1988 Chicago Bulls
1988–1991 Seattle SuperSonics
19911996 Los Angeles Lakers
1996 Paris Basket Racing (France)
1997 Houston Rockets
1997–1998 AEL 1964 (Greece)
2001–2002 Lausanne Basket (Switzerland)
Career NBA statistics
Points 9,327 (9.8 ppg)
Assists 3,613 (3.8 apg)
Steals 1,138 (1.2 spg)
Stats at

Sedale Eugene Threatt (born September 10, 1961) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Threatt played college basketball at the West Virginia Institute of Technology from 1979 to 1983. Threatt, who has the distinction of being the last sixth round pick to play in the NBA (as the NBA draft had later been shortened to two rounds), played in the NBA from 1983–1997 and followed up with several additional seasons overseas.

Professional career[edit]

Threatt was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the sixth round of the 1983 NBA Draft. He played for four years for the 76ers until he was signed by the Chicago Bulls in 1987, then in 1988 he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for Sam Vincent.[1] He stayed in Seattle for four years before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on October 2, 1991 in exchange for three second round draft picks.

Threatt was expected to play a backup role to Magic Johnson. However when Johnson retired due to his infection with HIV, Threatt became the starting point guard. Threatt led the Lakers in assists, steals and minutes played each of his first two seasons with the Lakers. In 1992-93 he became the second player in Lakers franchise history (after Johnson) to lead the Lakers in scoring (15.1), assists (6.9) and steals (1.7).

He scored a career high 42 points against the New York Knicks on 3 October 1992 and scored a career playoff high 35 points in Game 1 of the 1993 Western Conference Quarter Finals against the Phoenix Suns. He retired from the league following the 1996-97 season, and later went on to play in France, Switzerland and Greece with Gymnastikos S. Larissas.


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