Defensive Stalwart Dan Roundfield Dies as a HeroDan Roundfield--a 1980 All-NBA selection, a three-time All-Star and a five-time member of the All-Defensive Team--died yesterday after saving his wife when they got caught in rough water while swimming off of the coast of Aruba. The Detroit Free Press has the tragic details:
Former Piston, Chippewa Dan Roundfield drowns saving wife
Roundfield began his career with the Indiana Pacers in 1975-76, the ABA's last season, and he emerged as a star a few years later with the Atlanta Hawks. He tied for fifth in MVP voting in 1979-80 behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius Erving, George Gervin and Larry Bird. Roundfield also played two years with Detroit before finishing his career in 1986-87 as Washington Bullet.
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