The 1984 NBA Draft is regarded as one of the most important in the history of the league, bringing on four future members of the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team: Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and John Stockton. These four players accumulated seven MVP awards, 23 All-NBA First Team appearances and 45 NBA All-Star Game selections.
Likewise, many future solid players were drafted in 1984, including Otis Thorpe, Kevin Willis, Sam Perkins and Alvin Robertson. It could be noted that the Chicago Bulls inexplicably drafted the track and field star Carl Lewis with the 208th pick overall. Needless to say, Lewis stuck with the track and never played basketball for the Bulls.
(*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien
Notable post-first round picks編輯
|Pick||Player||Nationality||NBA Team||College/HS/Club Team|
|27||Ron Anderson (SG/SF)||模板:USA||Cleveland Cavaliers||Fresno State|
|46||Jerome Kersey (SF)||模板:USA||Portland Trail Blazers||Longwood|
|70||Rick Carlisle (PG)||模板:USA||Boston Celtics||Virginia|
|208||Carl Lewis||模板:USA||Chicago Bulls||Houston|