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No. 11 – Olajuwon’s quadruple doubles

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Blocks were the norm when Hakeem Olajuwon notched quadruple-doubles.

Name: Hakeem Olajuwon

Position: Center

Vitals: 7 feet, 225 pounds

Birthday: Jan. 21, 1963

College: Houston

Drafted in 1984: 1st overall by Houston Rockets

Draft fact: Hakeem Olajuwon, the first player selected in the 1984 Draft, has posted two of the NBA’s five quadruple-doubles. In each of those quadruple-doubles, he had 11 blocks each time.


VIDEO: Hakeem Olajuwon swats 11 shots against the Warriors in 1986

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No. 12 – Stockton forever a Jazzman

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John Stockton

Few players mean more to their franchise than John Stockton does to the Utah Jazz.

Name: John Stockton

Position: Guard

Vitals: 6-foot-1, 170 pounds

Birthday: March 26, 1962

College: Gonzaga

Drafted in 1984: 16th overall by Utah Jazz

Draft fact: John Stockton, who wore the No. 12 during his playing days, appeared in 1,504 games for Utah. That numbers marks the most games a player has ever played for one team.


VIDEO: The Jazz retire John Stockton’s No. 12 jersey during a 2004 ceremony

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No. 13 – Champs aplenty in this class

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Otis Thorpe and Hakeem Olajuwon

Otis Thorpe (left) and Hakeem Olajuwon won a title together in 1994.

Names: Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Otis Thorpe, Kevin Willis, Tony Campbell, Jerome Kersey, Rick Carlisle

Colleges: Houston (Olajuwon), North Carolina (Jordan), Providence (Thorpe), Michigan State (Willis), Ohio State (Campbell), Longwood (Kersey), Virginia (Carlisle)

Drafted in 1984: 1st overall by Houston Rockets (Olajuwon), 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 9th overall by Kansas City Kings (Thorpe), 11th overall by Atlanta Hawks (Willis), 20th overall by Detroit Pistons (Campbell), 46th overall by Portland Trail Blazers (Kersey), 70th overall by Boston Celtics (Carlisle)

Draft fact: Players from the 1984 Draft combined to win 13 NBA championships. Here’s the breakdown: Michael Jordan (six championships), Hakeem Olajuwon (two), Otis Thorpe (one), Kevin Willis (one), Tony Campbell (one), Jerome Kersey (one) and Rick Carlisle (one).


VIDEO: Hakeem Olajuwon guides the Houston Rockets to the 1995 championship

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No. 15 – Stansbury a Dunk Contest regular

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Terence Stansbury

Terence Stansbury was used to the Dunk Contest stage.

Name: Terence Stansbury

Position: Guard

Vitals: 6-foot-5, 170 pounds

Birthday: Feb. 27, 1961

College: Temple

Drafted in 1984: 15th overall by Dallas Mavericks

Draft fact: Terence Stansbury, who was the 15th player selected at the 1984 Draft, finished third in three consecutive NBA Slam Dunk Contests.


VIDEO: Terence Stansbury put on a show during the 1987 Dunk Contest

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No. 16 – Stockton rarely sat one out

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John Stockton and Karl Malone

John Stockton — like his longtime teammate Karl Malone — was a staple in Jazz lineups.

Name: John Stockton

Position: Guard

Vitals: 6-foot-1, 170 pounds

Birthday: March 26, 1962

College: Gonzaga

Drafted in 1984: 16th overall by Utah Jazz

Draft fact: The 16th pick of the 1984 Draft, John Stockton played in all 82 regular-season games in 16 seasons. Stockton also played in all 50 games during the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season as well.


VIDEO: John Stockton sets an NBA record by logging his 18th straight season with one team

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No. 17 – Kersey carves out an NBA niche

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Jerome Kersey

In his career, Jerome Kersey appeared in more than 1,100 games.

Name: Jerome Kersey

Position: Forward

Vitals: 6-foot-7, 215 pounds

Birthday: June 26, 1962

College: Longwood University

Drafted in 1984: 46th overall (No. 22 in second round) by Portland Trail Blazers

Draft fact: Although Jerome Kersey was not selected until Portland used the 46th pick of the 1984 Draft, he would play 17 seasons in the NBA and appear in 1,153 regular-season games.


VIDEO: Jerome Kersey throws a beautiful pass to Clyde Drexler during the 1990 West finals

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No. 18 – A class with lots of hardware

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon won his lone MVP during the 1993-94 season.

Names: Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Alvin Robertson, John Stockton, Rick Carlisle

Colleges: Houston (Olajuwon), North Carolina (Jordan), Auburn (Barkley), Arkansas (Robertson), Gonzaga (Stockton), Virginia (Carlisle)

Drafted in 1984: 1st overall by Houston Rockets (Olajuwon), 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 5th overall by Philadelphia 76ers (Barkley), 7th overall by San Antonio Spurs (Robertson), 16th overall by Utah Jazz (Stockton), 70th overall by Boston Celtics

Draft fact: The Class of 1984 has won the NBA Rookie of the Year, All-Star Game MVP, regular-season MVP, NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year 18 times as a collective group. Here’s the breakdown:

Rookie of the Year – Jordan

MVPs – Jordan (5), Olajuwon (1), Barkley (1)

All-Star MVP – Jordan (3), Stockton (1), Barkley (1)

Defensive Player of the Year — Jordan (1), Olajuwon (2), Robertson (1)

Coach of the Year – Carlisle (1)


VIDEO: Michael Jordan wins his second straight MVP during the 1992 season

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No. 19 – Wood finds new NBA calling

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Leon Wood

Leon Wood, a top 10 pick in 1984, has carved out a solid NBA officiating career.

Name: Leon Wood

Position: Guard

Vitals: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds

Birthday: March 25, 1962

College: Cal State Fullerton

Drafted in 1984: 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers

Draft fact: Leon Wood, who was selected 10th in the 1984 Draft, has been an NBA referee for the past 19 seasons. Entering the 2013-14 season, he had worked 1,052 NBA regular-season and 20 NBA playoff games.


VIDEO: Leon Wood talks about a typical day in his life as an NBA official

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No. 20 – Wilkins has his moment

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Name: Eddie Lee Wilkins

Eddie Lee Wilkins

In 1990 vs. Portland, Eddie Lee Wilkins had a memorable game.

Position: Center/Forward

Vitals: 6-foot-10, 220 pounds

Birthday: May 7, 1962

College: Gardner-Webb

Drafted in 1984: 133rd overall (No. 17 in sixth round) by New York Knicks

Draft fact: On November 15th, 1990, Eddie Lee Wilkins, the 133rd player selected in the 1984 Draft, scored 20 points in 20 minutes for the New York Knicks against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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No. 21 – Martin gets in the game

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Brian Martin

Brian Martin played five games for Portland in 1985-86.

Name: Brian Martin

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 212 pounds

Position: Forward

Birthday: Aug. 18, 1962

College: Kansas

Drafted in 1984: 185th overall (No. 1 in ninth round) by Indiana Pacers

Draft fact: Brian Martin, the 185th player selected at the 1984 Draft, saw 21 minutes of NBA action. He is the latest-selected player from the class to actually get into an NBA game.

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