June 19, 1984: The Houston Rockets won a coin-flip for the first pick in the 1984 NBA draft.

Houston made the no-brainer pick of Hakeem Olajuwon. Then, with the second pick, the Portland Trail Blazers took Sam Bowie, perhaps the most scrutinized draft bust of all-time. Bowie admitted years later that he didn't tell Blazers management about leg pain he was experiencing before the draft. Portland had also drafted Clyde Drexler, a player with similar skills as Michael Jordan, the year before.

And of course everybody is familiar with what happened next. The Bulls took Jordan at third overall.

The '84 draft class is widely considered as the best of all-time, producing four Hall of Famers: Olajuwon, Jordan, Charles Barkley and John Stockton.

Technically there was a fifth Hall of Famer from this class. The Nets selected Brazilian legend Oscar Schmidt in the sixth round. He never played in the NBA, but his international career, which included five Olympic appearances, earned him induction to the hall in 2013.

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