Blazers Had Barkley Ahead Of Jordan On Draft Board
Henry Glickman was president of the Portland Trail Blazers when the franchise selected Sam Bowie in the 1984 NBA Draft. Michael Jordan was picked by the Chicago Bulls one pick later.
The Blazers had drafted Clyde Drexler one year earlier and Jordan wasn't even on their radar.
“I don’t remember Michael Jordan’s name being mentioned,” said Jack Ramsay.
“If you look back at the draft,” Glickman said, “if we hadn’t selected (Bowie), we wouldn’t have selected Jordan. We probably would have gone with Charles Barkley.”