Tip-Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed Basketball Forever (Paperback)

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The 1984 NBA draft is most remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third behind number-one pick Hakeem Olajuwon...and the immortal Sam Bowie. You could understand the Houston Rockets choosing Olajuwon, but how on earth could the Portland Trailblazers pass up Jordan for the injury-prone Bowie? For the first time, Filip Bondy pieces together the entire backstory of the draft: from Michael Jordan's indecision over whether he should declare himself eligible for the NBA draft after his junior year...to Charles Barkley's calculated attempt to avoid being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and to improve his position at the Olympic trials...to the trades that were considered but fatefully never made.

About the Author

Filip Bondy is a columnist for the New York Daily News and author of Tip-Off, among other books. He lives in New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780306816123
ISBN-10: 0306816121
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2008
Pages: 304
Language: English