[post_page_title]June 19, 1984[/post_page_title]
After his junior year at UNC, Jordan opted to declare for the NBA Draft. He was selected as the third overall pick by the Chicago Bulls. Looking back now it sounds absurd that there were two players who were drafted before him. Who were those guy guys? The No. 1 overall pick was Hakeem Olajuwon (as was expected) to the Houston Rockets and Sam Bowie (not as expected) to Portland. The Trailblazers opted to pass over Jordan because they drafted a shooting guard by the name of Clyde Drexler the year before.
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