DID YOU KNOW:
Hakeem,Drexler & MJ was so close on becoming teammates.
In 1984, the Blazers offered Drexler AND the #2 pick in the draft for Ralph Sampson (only). Sampson had just come off a ROY campaign and Drexler struggled his rookie year, plus the Blazers needed a big man. The Rockets said no, and everyone ended up with who they got.
The Rockets would have had hometown favorites Olajuwon and Drexler, and since they had a big man, wouldn’t have drafted injured Sam Bowie, thus picking Jordan at #2.
This could be the “Greatest Big 3 of All-Time”