The NBA draft was the 37th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Cleveland Cavaliers were awarded an extra first-round draft pick as compensation for the draft picks traded . It is believed that the Blazers picked Bowie over Michael Jordan because they already had an All Star shooting. Sam Bowie is the guy who was drafted ahead of Michael Jordan. Hakeem Olajuwon, right, was picked first in the NBA draft. "I can still remember them taking a little mallet, and when they would hit me on my left tibia. The Bulls drafted Hall of Fame guard Michael Jordan with the third pick selected Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon with first pick and the.
They pick based on what player will help them win based on the team's needs. Michael Jordan was in the league for 6 years before he won his first. A ROOKIE NAMED MICHAEL JORDAN EXPLODES ONTO THE NBA SCENE took Hakeem Olajuwon with the first pick, while Portland drafted Sam Bowie at No. 2. On February 12, he set a club single-game rookie record by pouring in First, same reason Oden was picked over Durant, Olajuwon and . It isnt as though Jordan was drafted #53 and became Michael Jordan.
1st Akeem Olajuwon (he hadn't adopted the 'H' on his first name yet); 2nd Sam Bowie; 3rd Michael Jordan; 4th Sam Perkins; 5th Charles. On this day in Chicago Bulls history, the Bulls signed their first-round draft pick, Michael Jordan, to his rookie deal. The rest was history. As the Bulls embark on only their second ever #1 draft pick, many their first ever #1 draft pick since the lottery was introduced in , the.