Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I ball for real, y'all n*ggas is Sam Bowie

And with the third pick, I made the earth sick
M.J., him Jay, fadeaway perfect
From "Hola' Hovito," which was the 7th track on his 6th studio album, The Blueprint (which just happened to have been released on September 11, 2001).

The first pick of the 1984 NBA draft was Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, who appeared in 12 All-Star games and was the NBA MVP for the 1993-94 season.  

The second pick was Sam Bowie, who made the all-rookie team, but played in only 63 games over the next four seasons.  (He had five leg surgeries during his career.)

The Bowie pick looked really bad because the third pick that year was Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA MVP who has the best career points-per-game average (30.1)  in NBA history.  (As Jay-Z notes, his fadeaway jumper was pretty perfect.)

On this date in 1984, Michael Jordan played his first NBA game.  His Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Bullets, 109-93.  

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