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The name Sam Bowie will always be remembered for being called ahead of Michael Jordan. That is the last time he was ever ahead of Michael Jordan. While MJ went on to the greatest career in the history of basketball, #2 overall draft pick in the 1984 NBA Draft ended up with an injury plagued [...]
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Former Portland Trail Blazers center Sam Bowie is one of the most infamous draft picks in NBA history. Bowie was a star at Kentucky, and Portland selected him with the second overall pick in the 1984 draft. Michael Jordan was then selected third overall by the Chicago Bulls.
The Blazers passed on Jordan because they already had Clyde Drexler, but had they known everything about Bowie...
Sam Bowie resents the fact that he is being accused of lying to the Portland Trail Blazers about the extent of his knee injury. Earlier this week, word surfaced that Bowie admitted in a documentary — which will air later this month on ESPNU — that he told doctors he didn’t feel anything when they tested his knee. However, the No. 2 overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft said it...
Sam Bowie now admits he was not completely honest about the pain in his legs in the lead-up to the 1984 NBA draft, if that makes you feel any better, Portland Trail Blazers fans.
No, we didn’t think it would.
Bowie, the 7-foot-1 center out of Kentucky who was infamously taken one spot ahead of Michael Jordan, is the subject of an upcoming ESPN documentary to which Yahoo! Sports...
The 7’1″ Sam Bowie had some pretty good years in the NBA, but he will be remembered by many as the player taken ahead of Michael Jordan.
Bowie was taken in between two legends; Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan. Tough expectations to live up to for anyone, as being mentioned in the same breath as two of the best players ever is a very high standard.
Earlier this week, we told you about an upcoming ESPN Films documentary called “Going Big.” It chronicles the Portland Trail Blazers decision to select Sam Bowie with the #2 pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, one spot ahead of Michael Jordan. We also told you about how Bowie admits in the documentary that he lied [...]