1985 NBA Draft: Best Draft Ever?

1985 NBA Draft with Patrick Ewing and David Stern
The 1985 NBA Draft featured Patrick Ewing and a young-looking David Stern.

The 1985 NBA Draft mattered because Patrick Ewing was at stake.

Was the envelope frozen? Or was the crease in the upper right hand/folded corner enough for the commish to know it was the correct envelope to pick?

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The NBA Draft Lottery’s Most Intriguing Teams

NBA Draft Lottery Suns

The NBA Draft is only a few weeks away, but it’s going to sneak up on us. The playoffs last so long these days that even if the Finals wind up going only four or five games – which seems entirely possible – we won’t have long to wait until draft night.

At this stage you can find excellent mock drafts and analysis all over the internet. While we’ll never have a pre-draft consensus, and trades can always shake up the order, there is at least some agreement as to the vague order in which players are being valued, as well as what different teams need. So with that information in mind, and with help from a few mocks and analyses around the internet, we’re taking a look at some of the most intriguing teams in this year’s draft lottery.

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Today In NBA History 8/10/65: John Starks Is Born

Today, New York Knicks legend John Starks turns 53 years old.

I checked the date, I double checked, I triple checked but as of today, John Starks is 53 years old. Which is amazing to me because he still looks like he could play. But on a much more selfish note, as a guy who grew up watching Starks work his Svengali like magic, if John Starks is 53, then I am no spring chicken either!

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Chauncey Billups is Method Man

If Chauncey Billups was a rapper he would be Method Man. Sure, everyone knows who he is and that he’s good, but few people can point to a single specific performance to define him as such. And what makes both so unheralded is actually what makes them great; they are so good at doing what they do and at multiple facets consistently, that they are taken for granted.

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