Pick/Year: No. 3/1984
School: University of North Carolina
Accolades: Basketball Hall of Fame, 5x MVP, 6x Champion, 6x Finals MVP, 14x All-Star, 1x Defensive Player of the Year, 11x All-NBA, 9x All-Defense, 1985 Rookie of the Year, 1985 All-Rookie
And with the third pick, the Bulls made the Earth sick. Can't argue with Hakeem Olajuwon going No. 1, but Sam Bowie over the reigning NCAA Player of the Year because you already had Clyde Drexler is idiotic. Air at the two and the Glide at the three? Dangerous combination. Drexler and the Blazers made two Finals appearances without Jordan, so it's safe to assume that they could've won a couple rings together. The Bulls swooped in and were fortunate to grab the greatest player in NBA history. They can thank Sam Bowie lying about his leg for that.