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NBA GM: You can't use a top-five pick on Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid’s stock is falling fast, now it’s just a matter of far he’ll drop and to where.  After being the clear-cut No.1 pick just a few days ago, Embiid is now fighting off comparisons to Greg Oden and Sam Bowie before them. According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, one anonymous NBA GM says you can’t use a top five pick on an injured Embiid.  “I think there...
Via Thacover2
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden Will Make His Decision Friday: Why Sam Bowie Should Actually Give Him Hope

You know the free agent pool has dried up when injury plagued center Greg Oden is the biggest prize left. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Greg Oden will make his decision on Friday and that the Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, and Miami Heat are the teams in the mix to land him. image from: probasketballtalk...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Did Sam Bowie mislead the Portland Trail Blazers during his 1984 NBA Draft physical?

Back in 1984, the Portland Trail Blazers selected Sam Bowie with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft and changed the course of history for many franchises with that selection.In an upcoming ESPN "SEC Storied" episode about his life, an excerpt from the film discusses a moment when Bowie is going in for his pre-draft medical examination and it appears that Sam might...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Bowie: I did not trick the Trail Blazers about the extent of my injury

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Bowie denies the lie he told to the Trail Blazers

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 [...]
Via The Victory Formation
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Bowie Lied About Injuries To Get Drafted Before Jordan

credit: 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. Years...
Via Pass The Pill
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Bowie says he hid knee pain from Trail Blazers prior to draft

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Bowie lied to get drafted ahead of Jordan

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 [...]
Via The Victory Formation
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Bowie Admits He Lied About Pain In Ailing Legs Prior to 1984 NBA Draft

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...
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Déjà Vu All Over Again With Greg Oden

I can’t help it. I’ll be watching a Blazers games, and the camera will focus on Greg Oden sitting disinterestedly on the end of the bench. Except that I don’t see Oden. What I see is the ghost of Sam Bowie…and it feels like déjà vu all over again. Most of us know the story by now. The Blazers had the #1 pick in the 1983 draft. They could have drafted Michael Jordan (just...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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