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eBook Tip Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed Basketball Forever ePub

by Filip Bondy

  • ISBN: 0306816121
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: Filip Bondy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (April 22, 2008)
  • Pages: 304
  • ePub book: 1468 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1765 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 728

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The 1984 NBA draft is most remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third behind number-one pick Hakeem Olajuwon .

The 1984 NBA draft is most remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third behind number-one pick Hakeem Olajuwon. and the immortal Sam Bowie . to the trades that were considered but fatefully never made.

The 1984 Draft changed the face of the NBA for the next decade. I couldn’t imagine picking between The book Tip Off by Filip Bondy is a nonfiction book about many well-known basketball players and their careers such as, Michael Jordan

The 1984 Draft changed the face of the NBA for the next decade. Micheal Jordan, Charles Barkley, John Stockton, among others were in the draft. As a sad footnote, Jordan the all time great was not the 1st pick of this draft. I couldn’t imagine picking between The book Tip Off by Filip Bondy is a nonfiction book about many well-known basketball players and their careers such as, Michael Jordan. It also talks about the Coaches and the athletes in the NBA program making decisions about who to draft to what team and more. About the tough decisions between players or if they weren’t tough at all.

The 1984 NBA draft is most remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third behind number-one .

The 1984 NBA draft is most remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third behind number-one pick . Great book about the changing of basketball from Jordan's draft. This book was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed. You could understand the Houston Rockets choosing Olajuwon.

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The 1984 NBA draft is one of the most controversial in NBA history .

The 1984 NBA draft is one of the most controversial in NBA history. Just think how the basketball landscape would have changed had the Houston Rockets traded Ralph Sampson straight up for Michael Jordan! The Bulls would have done it and were waiting for the Rockets to call but Rockets coach Bill Fitch was in love with the twin towers idea.

The 1984 NBA draft remains one of the most controversial in history. In the run-up to the draft, some league officials speculated that teams were intentionally losing games just to enhance their draft position. And what team wouldn't at least consider it when the draft featured Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton - all destined for the legendary Top 50 Players of All Time team?" "But the 1984 draft is most remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third behind Number One pick Hakeem Olajuwon.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Tip-Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed. Payment Methods accepted by seller. Publisher: Da Capo Press. Publication Date: 2007.

The 1984 NBA draft is most remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third behind number-one pick Hakeem Olajuwon...and the immortal Sam Bowie. You could understand the Houston Rockets choosing Olajuwon, but how on earth could the Portland Trailblazers pass up Jordan for the injury-prone Bowie? For the first time, Filip Bondy pieces together the entire backstory of the draft: from Michael Jordan's indecision over whether he should declare himself eligible for the NBA draft after his junior year...to Charles Barkley's calculated attempt to avoid being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and to improve his position at the Olympic trials...to the trades that were considered but fatefully never made.

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Haralem Haralem
Just think how the basketball landscape would have changed had the Houston Rockets traded Ralph Sampson straight up for Michael Jordan! The Bulls would have done it and were waiting for the Rockets to call but Rockets coach Bill Fitch was in love with the twin towers idea.
The Sixers had a deal in place to trade the aging Dr. J to the Clippers for Terry Cummings but didn't pull the trigger for fear of fan backlash.
Bobby Knight, the dictator that he is, had Michael Jordan in tears during the Olympic tryouts.
Charles Barkley showed up at the 1984 Olympic trials not with the goal of making the team, but rather improving his draft status.
When the tough Soviet team pulled out of the 1984 games Coach Knight cut Charles Barkley because he didn't care for his personality. But had the Soviets stayed in the Olympics Barkley wouldn't have been cut because his superb playing ability would have been needed to beat the Soviets.
Barkley gained 15 pounds within 24 hours to tip the scales at a Sixers predraft weigh in to scare them away from drafting him.
I could go on and on with all the interesting facts brought out in this book.

This book is not just about who was drafted when but more about how things fell into place. Teams with awful records playing hard at the end of the season because they had traded away their lottery pick - upsetting the teams that had traded for these picks. Teams with their lottery picks tanking it at the end of the season in order to get the highest pick possible. This tanking led to the weighted ping pong ball draft ordering system in place today.
It is amazing how many prior drafts and trades came around to help or haunt teams picking in the 1984 draft. For example, if the Rockets had drafted Clyde Drexler in 1983 instead of Rodney McCray the Blazers would have drafted Michael Jordan in 1984 while the Rockets would have had a dynamic duo of Drexler and Olajuwon.
This was an excellent book. I highly recommend it.
Raniconne Raniconne
Some great stuff in here, especially about Bobby Knight and the 1984 Olympic team tryouts. Really enjoyed some of the back story about Charles Barkley in particular. Sam Bowie's story is also fascinating. He will always be the guy who was drafted after Olajuwon but before Michael Jordan. Just a really good guy who is a piece of basketball history.
Kulabandis Kulabandis
This is a really great read about the 1984 NBA draft. It's certainly a narrow subject so wouldn't recommend to anyone who isn't highly interested in the NBA.
Mamuro Mamuro
Got this for my John Stockton fan boyfriend.

We have an inside joke about the 1984 draft and he really enjoyed receiving this.
Delari Delari
What a great read for fans of basketball and the NBA in particular.The book gives readers a background of the players drafted in 1984 that fans might not have known before. Readers will find out how Bobby Knight, the coach of the US basketball Team for the 1984 Olympics cut such great players as Charles Barkley,Karl Malone and John Stockton to give way to players he could control.
Trash Trash
1984 is considered the best draft year in NBA history. Because the best ( out of this planet ) basketball player was in this year draft. This book tell the stories behind the draft and more. This is a must read for all NBA fans & specially those MJ fans!
Rayli Rayli
Great book about the changing of basketball from Jordan's draft. This book was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed.
I'm a bit of a basketball junkie and was looking forward to reading this for a few months now. I read it in about 4 days and I'm not sure I learned anything. While some salary numbers and a few other secondary stories were interesting, there are no real revelations in this book and the editing leaves a lot to be desired, as there are numerous spelling errors and downright brain farts. At one point, as the story is talking about the Virginia Cavaliers, the author then calls them Cleveland, who are also known as the Cavaliers.

The book is basically player profiles on about six guys as they make their way through college and into the NBA, and then a little further into the future. Just about all of it can be found on Wikipedia. If you are a casual fan that is interested in modern NBA history then I'd turn to Wikipedia first. If you're still yearning for more, maybe try this out.