The 1984 NBA draft redone: Stockton, Jordan, Barkley and the Dream

Published: Monday, April 28 2014 6:58 p.m. MDT

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Jordan was originally taken with the third overall pick by the Chicago Bulls. Jordan played his 15-year career with the Bulls and the Washington Wizards. Jordan led the Bulls to six NBA championships and was named the Finals MVP each time. Jordan made the All-NBA first team 10 times and all-defensive first team nine times. To top it off, Jordan was named league MVP five times. Jordan had so many amazing years that it's nearly impossible to list all his accomplishments.

For his career, Jordan averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.3 steals in 1,072 games (1,039 starts). He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame for his legendary career in 2009.

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Provo, UT

Pretty good list, I would put Cage ahead of Turpin because he simply played more games. Robertson might be a bit high too. But overall, not a bad list...

Mountain Bird
West Jordan, UT

I remember attending a Jazz-Pacers game that year and sitting behind the Pacers basket during pregame warmups. Rookies, Stansbury and Fleming were putting on quite the dunk show. Stansbury played very well in that game and it surprised me that he only lasted 3 seasons. 1984 was definitely an incredible draft year. Lucky for the Jazz, Stockton was relatively unknown among most other teams at the time.

South Jordan, UT

And this illustrates once again how much of a crapshoot the draft is. Looking back with 30 years of hindsight, the fact that Michael Jordan went third simply makes my brain explode. But no one has a crystal ball, and the future is ... well, the future.

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