No. 76 — Bowie starts out strong


The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of The84Draft on NBA TV.

Sam Bowie

Sam Bowie as a youngster in Portland.

Name: Sam Bowie

Position: Center

Vitals: 7-foot-1, 235 pounds

Birthday: March 17, 1961

College: Kentucky

Drafted in 1984: 2nd overall by Portland Trail Blazers

Draft fact: Sam Bowie, the 2nd pick of the 1984 Draft, appeared in 76 games in his rookie season. Over the next four seasons, though, he’d appear in just 63 combined games as injuries limited him.

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