Isiah Thomas might have forged his legend in Dallas were it not for a pre-Draft sleight of hand.
Dennis Rodman achieved fame, championships and NBA accolades by focusing on defense.
Patrick Ewing and others made the 1985 Draft stand out.
Hakeem Olajuwon was always great ... but in the playoffs, his game went to a championship level.
Julius Erving amazed the NBA world with an iconic acrobatic layup during the 1980 NBA Finals.
As good as Washington was all season, Golden State was better when the lights were the brightest.