Year: 1997

On the night of the 1997 NBA Draft, Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause was negotiating a trade with the Toronto Raptors for the 4th overall pick in exchange for a 32-year-old Scottie Pippen. Krause planned on using that pick to select Tracy McGrady out of Mt. Zion Christian Academy. Everything seemed to be a go for Krause until he pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute. Why? Because Michael Jordan threatened to retire if the deal was completed. Was that a smart move by MJ? We'll let y'all debate that one.