Xavier McDaniel

Xavier McDaniel


6/4/1963, Columbia, South Carolina (USA)

Birth Name

Xavier Maurice McDaniel


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Xavier McDaniel was a forward good in scoring and rebounding for more than a decade in the NBA. His trade-marks were the turnaround high-arc jumper, his shaved head (one of the first players who made it in fashion) and his strong, aggressive defense (ask Michael Jordan with whom…more


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    • Xavier: Allen Iverson is pound for pound the toughest player in the league. I don't see anyone in the league of his size that plays with reckless abandon, is willing to take on guys twice his size and manages to play through the injuries he sustains. Other superstars I have respect for are LeBron James, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Carlos Boozer.

    • Xavier: Growing up, I was a three-sport athlete. I played football, basketball and baseball.

    • Xavier: When I was playing in the league, it was much more physical and my type of style.

    • Xavier: During my rookie season, Gerald Henderson and Al Wood looked after me in Seattle. They were really good friends, helped me prepare for games and served as wonderful mentors.