Born February 25, 1968 James Blackwell played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1995-1995. Emmanuel James Blackwell is a retired American basketball player. Born in Mount Kisco, New York, he played collegiately for Dartmouth College. Blackwell played for the Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics in the NBA for 13 games. He also played overseas in France, Spain, Italy, Israel and Turkey.