Former ‘Hawks’ Roundfield Drowns In Aruba
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ATLANTA – (WAOK/AJC) – Former Atlanta Hawks standout, Dan Roundfield who played 12 seasons in the NBA, half of them with the Atlanta Hawks, has drowned in Aruba. Sources there, say Roundfield drowned trying to help his wife, from rough waters, while the couple was vacationing at Baby Beach on the island. Roundfield who was 59 years old, was known as a fierce competitor, and was named to the All Star team for three consecutive years in the early 80’s. He was also named to the All Defensive NBA team in the 1980-81 season. A police spokesman in Aruba told the Associated Press that Roundfield and his wife went beyond a protected reef area and got caught up in rough waters. The couple were vacationing at the Renaissance Resort. “It’s a real tragedy,” the spokesman, John Larmonie, told the AP. “He drowned saving his wife.” Roundfield’s survivors include his wife, Bernie, sons Corey and Christopher, and their grandchildren.