Which two teams selected players ahead of Michael Jordan?
The year was 1984. Houston selected Hakeem Olajuwon, who went on to become great, and Portland selected Sam Bowie, who was plagued by injuries and never became an effective player. Jordan was selected third by Chicago and the rest is history.
Where Did Michael Jordan Play College Basketball?
Which Pick was Isiah Thomas in the 1981 NBA Draft?
Who was Taken First in the 1984 NBA Draft?
When Did Isiah Thomas Win His First NBA Championship?
Which Team Drafted Dominique Wilkins in 1982?
How Many Points Did James Worthy Average in the 1988 NBA Finals?
When was Charles Barkley Named the NBA Rebounding Leader?
Barkley is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding when he averaged a career high 14.6 rebounds per game during the 1986–87 season.
When Did Magic Johnson and Larry Bird First Meet in the NBA Finals?
Magic Johnson and Larry Bird first met in the NBA Finals in 1984. The Celtics took down the Lakers in a close series 4-3.
Who was Named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1986?
This player won the MVP in back-to-back years in the early 80s with different teams. Who was it?
Moses won the NBA MVP twice with Houston in 79' and 82', and once with Philadephia in 83', the same year they won the championship.
Which Team Has Not Retired Moses Malone's Jersey?
The Rockets retired his No. 24 jersey in 1998, and the 76ers retired his No. 2 on February 8, 2019.
What Was The First Year Dominique Wilkins Won the Slam Dunk Contest?
The 1988 Slam Dunk Contest featured a rematch between Wilkins and Jordan. Jordan won in the final, beating Wilkins by two points. Wilkins' first two dunks of the finals earned scores of 50 from judges. On his third and final attempt, Wilkins' completed a thunderous windmill dunk from the left side. Soaring high above the floor, Wilkins' head nearly hit the rim. Wilkins received a standing ovation from players and fans in attendance, but was awarded a low score of 45. The judges opened the door for Jordan to win the Chicago-based event with a score of only 48. Jordan closed out the event with 50-point dunk, taking perhaps the contest's most controversial crown.
In 1990 Wilkins made his final appearance in the Slam Dunk Contest, going up against new promising stars such as Kenny Smith, Scottie Pippen and Kenny Walker (the 1989 champion). He defeated Kenny Smith of the Sacramento Kings in the final round.
When I retired, I had played in more games than any other player, and won three rings as part of the Boston "Big Three" in the '80s. I have scored over 20,000 career points. Who am I?
Robert Parish was the iron man of basketball. He played in 1611 games over 21 seasons in the NBA, winning three championships with the Boston Celtics. Parish finished his career with 23,334 points and over 14,000 boards.
What was Isiah Thomas's number on the Detriot Pistons?
Who was the First Pick in the 1982 NBA Draft?
Who was the first ever NBA lottery pick?
1985 was the first year for the lottery. Before that they did a coin toss to determine one and two.
What Position Did Kevin McHale Play?
What Number Did Clyde Drexler Wear?
When Did Michael Jordan Win His First NBA MVP Award?
What was Dominique Wilkins Named in 1986?
In a 126-117 Atlanta Hawks win against the New Jersey Nets, Wilkins had 57 points on 21-for-37 shooting. Doing so pushed his season scoring average to 30.3 points per game -- enough to edge out the Utah Jazz's Adrian Dantley (29.83 ppg) and Denver Nuggets' Alex English (29.8 ppg) for the scoring title.
How Many Titles Did Magic Johnson Win?
Magic Johnson won 5 NBA titles (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988).
How Many NBA Finals MVP Awards Did Larry Bird Win?
Larry Bird won two NBA Final MVP awards in 1984 and 1986.