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Sedale Eugene Threatt (born September 10 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American Basketball player in the NBA. He played College basketball at the West Virginia Institute of Technology from 1979 to 1983. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the sixth round of the 1983. 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. Threatt has the distinction of being the last sixth round pick to play in the NBA, as the NBA draft has since been shortened to two rounds.

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 back up 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 Laker franchise history (joining Magic 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 03/10/92 and scored a career playoff high 35 points in Game 1 of the 1993 Western Conference Quarter Finals against the Phoenix Suns.

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Finishing his career with the Houston Rockets, Threatt gained the distinction of having been the only player in NBA history to have been a teammate of Dr. J, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson (in '95-'96), and Hakeem Olajuwon. Threatt currently lives in Australia with his son Sedale Threatt jnr. who is playing professional basketball. Threatt snr. is the coach of the Nunawading Spectres in the SEABL basketball league.

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