In spirit of Michael Jordan turning 50 this Sunday (February 17th), here are some of the worst decisions made by the Portland Trail Blazers during draft night.
By the way, I am only dating this back to that 1984 NBA Draft (four years before I was born).
Number 1: Same Bowie over MJ 1984
Needless to say this is by far the worst decision the Blazers have ever made. His Airness is widely known as the greatest basketball player of all time – Greatest Of All Time. This is obviously number one. Multiple leg injuries limited Bowie’s career and he never lived up to what Portland was hoping for. Portland had Clyde Drexler at the time and Michael Jordan was not in their plans. Let’s not forget, Houston also passed on MJ, but instead of a bust, they drafted another great player in Hakeem Olajuwon. A former executive told the Oregonian in a reported statement a few months back that the Blazers would have drafted Charles Barkley, not MJ, if they didn’t go with Bowie. All three of t...