The former UNLV star on playing with LeBron, placing his name among NBA greats and being obsessed with cartoons
Of all of the illustrious basketball players to suit up for UNLV, only one has gone on to win an NBA title. And it’s not a name familiar to most Rebel fans: John Q. Trapp, who played one season at UNLV (1967-68), was a reserve forward for the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers championship squad. Now, with the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks in this year’s NBA Finals, a second Rebel is guaranteed to receive a championship ring, since each team in the Finals employs a former UNLV player. Here’s the tale of the tape: Shawn Marion Team: Dallas Mavericks
Four-time NBA All-Star Shawn Marion returns to the city that launched him to fame July 23-24 to raise scholarship money for single parents pursuing post-secondary education at UNLV. Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child joins the former Rebel and current Dallas Maverick at Tao on July 23 as they host a kickoff party. The Shawn Marion Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament gets under way at noon the following day at the Palms, after onsite registration.