In 2005 the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed to a deal that banned players from being drafted directly out of high school.
Conspiracy theories explode after New York gets the right to select Patrick Ewing first overall in 1985.
Derek Jeter's gift-laden farewell tour dominated the sports-retirement conversation in 2014, but there were other significant figures who also stepped away this past year.
Since relocating to the borough, the team has vaulted into the league's top five most valuable franchises.
The outgoing NBA commissioner docked the outspoken billionaire one final time.
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James headline this list of athletes who made headlines with their posts on Twitter.
For all those prospects who didn't hear their name called Thursday night, here are some success stories to embrace.
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