Most Famous For: Canadian film and television actor and retired professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2004; Played Clyde ‘Sweetfeet’ Livingston in “Holes,” Councilman Blackmon in “Dope,” and Chick Deagan in “He Got Game”
Haitian-American former NBA player Mario Elie with his family being honored last night at the Houston Rockets 50th Year anniversary celebration. 🏀
Mario Antoine Elie is a former basketball player and current assistant coach for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Elie grew up in New York City & played college basketball at American International College. In the 1985 NBA draft, the Milwaukee Bucks drafted Elie in the seventh round as the 160th overall pick.
Elie won two NBA championships with the Rockets, first in 1994 and again in 1995, making some incredible clutch three-point field goals and getting the nicknames Super Mario and Junkyard Dog.
Elie began his coaching career in 2003 as an assistant with the Spurs and later held similar positions with the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings before joining the New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets in 2011. After leaving the Nets in 2013, Elie became an assistant coach role at the Orlando Magic in 2015. #lunionsuite #haitian #haitianamerican #houstonrockets #nba 🎥 @ginagastontv #sports
[LQ] NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: Robert De Niro, Melissa McCarthy, Allison Williams, Carmelo, La La Anthony, Darren Criss, National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) players attend the 3rd Annual College Signing Day at the Harlem Armory in New York City, United States on April 26, 2016.