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Tip Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed Basketball Forever
     

Tip Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed Basketball Forever

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by Filip Bondy
 

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The 1984 NBA draft is one of the most controversial in NBA history. Teams were losing games very suspiciously during the regular season to enhance their draft position. And who wouldn't, when the draft featured four future members of the Top 50 NBA Players of All Time team-Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, John Stockton, and Michael Jordan. But this draft is

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The 1984 NBA draft is one of the most controversial in NBA history. Teams were losing games very suspiciously during the regular season to enhance their draft position. And who wouldn't, when the draft featured four future members of the Top 50 NBA Players of All Time team-Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, John Stockton, and Michael Jordan. But this draft is most often remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third and was a reason the lottery system was introduced the next year. How could the experts have been so wrong and, even more astoundingly, how could the Portland Trailblazers, who held the second pick, pass on Jordan and choose the injury-prone Sam Bowie? Filip Bondy sets out to answer that question and many more. Talking to general managers, coaches, and players, Bondy provides the entire back story of the draft: trades that were never made; wrong-headed assessments of players like Charles Barkley and John Stockton, and how Bobby Knight, coach of the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, played a major role in advising certain teams about key players.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306814860
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/23/2007
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.06(d)

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Meet the Author

Filip Bondy is a sports columnist at the New York Daily News, where he has worked since 1993. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife.

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Tip-Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed Basketball Forever 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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I love mj he is the best basketball ever he is so cool
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Now the bulls can barely make the playoffs.
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